Smart Factories from Business, Management and Accounting Perspective: A Systemic Analysis of Current Research

Andrej Jerman, Gandolfo Dominici
2018 Management  
The primary purpose of this study is to investigate to what extent smart factories have been addressed in the research in the business, management and accounting field and to identify possible gaps in the current research. The bibliographic units from the Scopus database on the keyword 'smart factory,' limited to the business, management and accounting research field was searched. In order to answer research questions, a bibliometric analysis and the data mining was performed. From the text of
more » ... . From the text of founded articles, gaps in the current research were searched in order to provide guidance for future research directions. There is a growing trend on the smart factory topic, but they are mostly connected with the field of engineering, decision-making, or computer science. Fields most explored are management of supply chains, changes in business models, individualization of production system and business processes optimization. The important gap is the lack of studies in the field of human resources management.
doi:10.26493/1854-4231.13.355-365 fatcat:yrolxx47bvf2zhqglcdezo6e3i