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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 importance of a governance being capable of fostering inclusive growth by deciphering the nexus between flaring populism and non-inclusive growth. It then turns to the case of Japanese digitalization and Industry 4.0 development to show that adding a social innovation-dimension (smart automation) to Industry 4.0 is not impossible in supporting inclusive growth in Europe.

Keywords: 
Europeindustry 4.0Japanautomationsocial innovationinclusive growth