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Free University of Bozen-Bolzano

09 Feb 2022 18:00–20:00

Workshop on organizational tensions in Industry 4.0 implementation

Online workshop via Zoom

Speakers Prof. Guido Orzes; Prof. Philipp C. Sauer; Dr. Marcos Dieste

Date 09 Feb 2022 18:00 - 20:00

More information Prof. Guido Orzes


While implementing Industry 4.0, organizational environments become more global, dynamic, andcompetitive, which is intensifying contradictory demands, i.e. tensions, withinfirms/organizations. In light of the resource and knowledge intensiveness of this often multi-year process, this interactive workshop aims to give insights into:

  • the central tensions emerging andpersisting during the Industry 4.0 transformation of companies and
  • how firms can address these tensions via a set of management actions.

The workshop will first overview the most important Industry 4.0 technologies and implementation barriers. Second, a brief description of the concept of organizational tensions will be given and various key insights about tensions and resolution strategies will be illustrated to the workshop participants.

Then, a framework including the main tensions in Industry 4.0 implementation will be presented. The workshop participants will discuss the organizational tensions identified from previous academic and empirical evidence.

Finally, after a brief introduction on the resolution strategies to transform Industry4.0 organizational tensions into manageable situations, the participants willdiscuss the topic considering their practical experiences and applicationscenarios.


18.00 – 18.15 Opening speech and introductionto Industry 4.0 – Prof. Guido Orzes, Free University of Bozen-Bolzano

18.15 – 18.30 Introduction to organizationaltensions –  Prof. Philipp C. Sauer,University of Strasbourg

18.30 – 19.00 A framework to depictIndustry 4.0 organizational tensions and resolution strategies – Dr. MarcosDieste, Free University of Bozen-Bolzano

19.00 – 19.45 Discussion and comments on the frameworkand resolution strategies to organizational tensions

19.45 – 20.00 Closing remarks and take-homemessages – Prof. Guido Orzes, Free University of Bozen-Bolzano

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