Quality management in the 21st century enterprises: Research pathway towards Industry 4.0

Angappa Gunasekaran, Nachiappan Subramanian, Wai Ting Eric Ngai

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Quality management is an evergreen research theme in the contemporary world. Given the dominance of technological and turbulent environment with unprecedented customer expectations, the aim of this special issue to explore the developments in quality management in the era of Industry 4.0. In particular, our focus is to unravel the advancements in quality and their implications in terms of economics, decision models, business models, human and technological perspectives. This call for papers for the special issue of IJPE ended up in attracting ten high quality studies covering the above perspectives. In addition, the special issue recommends potential unattended future research pathways such as importance of human issues in quality management as per industry revolution and the alignment between technological revolution over time and involvement of human aspects in quality management.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)125-129
Number of pages5
JournalInternational Journal of Production Economics
StatePublished - Jan 2019

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • General Business, Management and Accounting
  • Economics and Econometrics
  • Management Science and Operations Research
  • Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering


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