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Deindustrialisation and reindustrialisation patterns in V4 countries – industry 4.0 as a way forward?

Kovács, O. – Domonkos, E. (2024): Deindustrialisation and reindustrialisation patterns in V4 countries – industry 4.0 as a way forward? Post-Communist Economies, Vol. 36., No. 4, DOI: https://doi.org/10.1080/14631377.2024.2323834  This contribution aims at: (i) mapping the deindustrialisation and reindustrialisation tendencies over the economic history of the Visegrad countries (Czechia, Hungary, Poland and Slo
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Publication: Exaptationary Industry 4.0: Graphene as pathfinder?

Kovács, O. (2024): Exaptationary Industry 4.0: Graphene as pathfinder? Technological Forecasting and Social Change,  Volume 200, March 2024, 123183, https://doi.org/10.1016/j.techfore.2023.123183 This paper seeks to answer the puzzling question whether Industry 4.0 inevitably triggers a sociogenesis that results in new attitudes toward the nature of the socio-economic innovation ecosystem. It asks whether Industry 4.
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Publication: Industrial Policy and Development: Time for Disciplined Action

Kovács, O. (2023): Industrial Policy and Development: Time for Disciplined Action. Financial and Economic Review, Vol. 22 Issue 4, December 2023, 5–30. DOI: https://doi.org/10.25201/HSZ.22.4.5 This essay seeks to answer one of the key paradoxes of the fourth industrial revolution (Industry 4.0) that has been unfolding since 2011: Despite the multitude of dedicated industrial policy strategies and policy interventions
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Publication: Zombification and Industry 4.0

Kovács, O. (2022): Zombification and Industry 4.0—Directional Financialisation against Doomed Industrial Revolution. Social Sciences, Vol. 11., No. 5, Article No. 218; https://doi.org/10.3390/socsci11050218 Abstract This contribution addresses the puzzle of whether Industry 4.0 is able to autochthonously bring back the real economy (non-financial corporate sector) into the consciousness of the financial sector. It is
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Publication: Inclusive Industry 4.0 in Europe — Japanese Lessons on Socially Responsible Industry 4.0

Kovacs, O. (2022): Inclusive Industry 4.0 in Europe — Japanese Lessons on Socially Responsible Industry 4.0. Social Sciences, Vol. 11., No. 1, DOI: 10.3390/socsci11010029  Abstract This contribution addresses the puzzle of whether the anti-inclusive character of Industry 4.0 development can be tailored toward a socially more responsible path (smart automation). In doing so, the paper first underlines the crucial impo
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Blog: Újfajta iparpolitikát – de most rögtön?

Több mint egy éve már annak, hogy az Európai Unió (EU) 2020 márciusában az Új iparpolitikai stratégia című dokumentummal nyomatékot adott ama célkitűzésének, hogy Európa egy éghajlat-semleges és digitális vezető társadalmi-gazdasági ökoszisztémává kíván válni. Ezt a célt a 2021 február végén rendezett EU Ipari Napok alkalmával újra körbe járták, az újfajta iparpolitika elvei azonban továbbra sem teljesen világosak. A
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Instant Digital Economy? – Hungary Going Digital

Kovacs, O. (2020): Instant Digital Economy? – Hungary Going Digital. KKI Policy Brief, 2020/07. Abstract The aim of this paper is threefold. First, it addresses the question whether optimism about the instant productivity-boosting character of Industry 4.0 and digital transformation is justified. Second, by keeping in mind the potential pitfalls of such a production revolution, it looks at Hungary to see how it is pr
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Big IFs in Productivity-Enhancing Industry 4.0

Kovacs, O. (2019): Big IFs in Productivity-Enhancing Industry 4.0. Social Sciences, Vol. 8., No. 2, Industry 4.0 Implication for Economy and Society, https://doi.org/10.3390/socsci8020037 Abstract With the dawn of Industry 4.0, its productivity-boosting impact appears to be comfortably ensconced both in the media and in the scientific community. Still, our paper is to portend a rather dismal prognosis by outlining th
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Shining Lights of Industry 4.0? Maybe, But Some Dark Corners Too!

Title 10th Biennial Conference of the Czech Economic Society Role Role: speaker Title of the presentation: The Dark Corners of Industry 4.0 – Grounding Economic Governance 2.0 Location University of Economics, Prague, Czech Republic Date 1 December 2018
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Annual Conference for the Swedish Network for European Studies in Economics and Business

Title Annual Conference for the Swedish Network for European Studies in Economics and Business Role Role: speaker Title of the presentation: The Visegrad Countries and the Fourth Industrial Revolution in a Multispeed Europe Location Lund University School of Economics and Management, and the Swedish Network for European Studies in Economics and Business, AF Borgen, Lund, Sweden. Date 13-14 November 2018
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