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Leadership Competencies in Making Industry 4.0 Effective: The Case of Polish Heat and Power Industry

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Department of Organisation and Management, Silesian University of Technology, 41-800 Zabrze, Poland
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Department of Industrial Informatics, Silesian University of Technology, 40-019 Katowice, Poland
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Department of Management, WSB University, 41-300 Dąbrowa Górnicza, Poland
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Academic Editors: Jose Luis Calvo-Rolle, Beata Ślusarczyk, József H.c. Popp and Judit Oláh
Energies 2021, 14(14), 4338; https://doi.org/10.3390/en14144338
Received: 24 May 2021 / Revised: 7 July 2021 / Accepted: 13 July 2021 / Published: 19 July 2021
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Management and Technology for Energy Efficiency Development)
Leadership competencies are of crucial importance in every organisation as to a large extent they determine its success. This is especially evident in the time of Industry 4.0. Given this fact, the aim of our paper is to examine the relationship between leadership competencies and 4.0 leadership effectiveness. The heat and power plants industry was chosen as the subject of our research. The fuzzy-set qualitative comparative analysis (fs/QCA) was used as the research method. It enabled us not only to analyse particular variables, competences, and typical statistical relations between them, but we also revealed the patterns of causal relationships between particular variables. The key finding of our research was the juxtaposition of leadership competencies that are indispensable for 4.0 leaders in the CHP plants. We also found out that managerial competencies were not sufficient, and they should be supported by intellectual or socio-emotional ones. View Full-Text
Keywords: Industry 4.0; heat and power plants; energy production; managerial competencies; leadership effectiveness; fuzzy-set qualitative comparative analysis (fs/QCA) Industry 4.0; heat and power plants; energy production; managerial competencies; leadership effectiveness; fuzzy-set qualitative comparative analysis (fs/QCA)
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Kwiotkowska, A.; Gajdzik, B.; Wolniak, R.; Vveinhardt, J.; Gębczyńska, M. Leadership Competencies in Making Industry 4.0 Effective: The Case of Polish Heat and Power Industry. Energies 2021, 14, 4338. https://doi.org/10.3390/en14144338

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Kwiotkowska A, Gajdzik B, Wolniak R, Vveinhardt J, Gębczyńska M. Leadership Competencies in Making Industry 4.0 Effective: The Case of Polish Heat and Power Industry. Energies. 2021; 14(14):4338. https://doi.org/10.3390/en14144338

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Kwiotkowska, Anna, Bożena Gajdzik, Radosław Wolniak, Jolita Vveinhardt, and Magdalena Gębczyńska. 2021. "Leadership Competencies in Making Industry 4.0 Effective: The Case of Polish Heat and Power Industry" Energies 14, no. 14: 4338. https://doi.org/10.3390/en14144338

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