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Industry 4.0 for the Construction Industry: Review of Management Perspective

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Malaysia Japan International Institute of Technology (MJIIT), Universiti Teknologi Malaysia Kuala Lumpur, Wilayah Persekutuan Kuala Lumpur 54100, Malaysia
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Faculty of Design and Architect, University Putra Malaysia, Serdang 43400, Malaysia
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Media and Games Centre of Excellence (MagicX), Universiti Teknologi Malaysia (UTM), Skudai 81310, Malaysia
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School of Computing, Faculty of Engineering, Universiti Teknologi Malaysia (UTM), Skudai 81310, Malaysia
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Center of Basic and Applied Research, Faculty of Informatics and Management, University of Hradec Kralove, 500 03 Hradec Kralove, Czech Republic
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School of Economic Sciences, Faculty of Economic and Management Sciences, North-West University, Vanderbijlpark 1900, South Africa
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Economies 2019, 7(3), 68; https://doi.org/10.3390/economies7030068
Received: 4 May 2019 / Revised: 27 June 2019 / Accepted: 28 June 2019 / Published: 4 July 2019
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Innovation and Socioeconomic Development)
Technology and innovations have fueled the evolution of the fourth industrial revolution (Industry 4.0). Industry 4.0 spurs growth and development through its efficiency capacity, as documented in the literature. The growth of the construction industry is a subset of the universal set of the value of gross domestic product, and thus, industry 4.0 has a spillover effect on the engineering and construction industry. The aim of this paper is to map the state of Industry 4.0 in the construction industry from the point of view of manarial activities, such as investment management, project preparation, and an overall approach to the management of related activities. This study employed scoping review techniques to dissect the status quo for Industry 4.0 and the construction industry. The empirical results from the systematic and scoping review methods for the ten sampled publications revealed that information and communication technology (ICT)—Industry 4.0—has a significant positive impact on the growth of the construction industry. Therefore, construction practitioners should partner more with researchers in the ICT industry to enhance the automation of work processes and managerial activities in the engineering and construction industry. View Full-Text
Keywords: Industry 4.0; construction industry; management; scoping review Industry 4.0; construction industry; management; scoping review
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Maskuriy, R.; Selamat, A.; Maresova, P.; Krejcar, O.; David, O.O. Industry 4.0 for the Construction Industry: Review of Management Perspective. Economies 2019, 7, 68.

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