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Creative Commons licence CC BY-NC (Attribution-NonCommercial)Logforum. 2021. 17(1), article 7, 83-96; DOI: https://doi.org/10.17270/J.LOG.2021.544


Mansoor Ahmed Soomro1, Mohd Hizam-Hanafiah1, Nor Liza Abdullah1, Muhammad Shahar Jusoh2

1Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia UKM, Selangor, Malaysia
Universiti Malaysia Perlis, Perlis, Malaysia


Background: Change readiness at organizational level is a key competence needed for Industry 4.0 readiness, and one of the most important critical success factors for managers in implementing Industry 4.0 initiatives.

Methods: This paper conducts a critical literature review of 184 peer-reviewed academic journals and industry reports from 1990 to 2019, and identifies 30 Industry 4.0 readiness models.

Results: A closer review of dimensions from these Industry 4.0 readiness models reveal that change readiness as a model dimension has not been sufficiently addressed. Supporting the conceptualization and operationalization of this new dimension, the literature review in this paper presents six change related dimensions, specifically change commitment factor, change efficacy, change management, individual fear of change, organizational change readiness and change leadership.

Conclusion: This study after critical analysis of the literature proposes change readiness as a new dimension for Industry 4.0 readiness models. Furthermore, in terms of future research, change readiness as a new dimension for studying Industry 4.0 readiness models offers valuable implications for individuals and organizations.

Keywords: change readiness, industry 4.0 readiness, fourth industrial revolution, critical analysis, literature review
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MLA Soomro, Mansoor Ahmed, et al. "Change readiness as a proposed dimension for Industry 4.0 readiness models." Logforum 17.1 (2021): 7. DOI: https://doi.org/10.17270/J.LOG.2021.544
APA Mansoor Ahmed Soomro, Mohd Hizam-Hanafiah, Nor Liza Abdullah, Muhammad Shahar Jusoh (2021). Change readiness as a proposed dimension for Industry 4.0 readiness models. Logforum 17 (1), 7. DOI: https://doi.org/10.17270/J.LOG.2021.544
ISO 690 SOOMRO, Mansoor Ahmed, et al. Change readiness as a proposed dimension for Industry 4.0 readiness models. Logforum, 2021, 17.1: 7. DOI: https://doi.org/10.17270/J.LOG.2021.544