This book examines the diffusion of digitalization and Industry 4.0 technologies in Malaysia by focusing on the ecosystem critical for its expansion. The chapters examine the digital proliferation in major sectors of agriculture, manufacturing, e-commerce and services, as well as the intermediary organizations essential for the orderly performance of socioeconomic agents.
The book incisively reviews policy instruments critical for the effective and orderly development of the embedding organizations, and the regulatory framework needed to quicken the appropriation of socioeconomic synergies from digitalization and Industry 4.0 technologies. It highlights the importance of collaboration between government, academic and industry partners, as well as makes key recommendations on how to encourage adoption of IR4.0 technologies in the short- and long-term.
This book bridges the concepts and applications of digitalization and Industry 4.0 and will be a must-read for policy makers seeking to quicken the adoption of its technologies.
The Open Access version of this book, available at www.taylorfrancis.com, has been made available under a Creative Commons Attribution-Non Commercial-No Derivatives 4.0 license.
Table of Contents
Problematizing Digitalization and Industrial Revolution 4.0 - Rajah Rasiah, Nurliana Kamaruddin and Wah Yun Low
Improving Food Production through Digitalizing the Fertigation System - Mohd Afzanizam Abdul Rashid
Proliferation of IR4.0 Technologies in Large Scale Agriculture - Suresh Palpanaban
Diffusion of IR 4.0 Technologies in Electronics Manufacturing: The Role of the Embedding Ecosystem - Yeap Khai Leang.and Rajah Rasiah
Ecosystem Supporting Industry 4.0 Technologies in Textile and Clothing Manufacturing - Kiranjeet Kaur, Hemant Kedia and Rajah Rasiah
Did Digitalization Help Manufacturers Cope with the COVID-19 Pandemic? - Shankaran Nambiar and Yip Tien Ming
Creative Digital Pedagogies for Student Engagement: Preparing Students for Industry 4.0 - Dorothy DeWitt and Norlidah Alias
Online Education in Malaysia: Institutional Change to Stimulate Digital Literacy - Nurliana Kamaruddin, Cecilia Cheong Yin Mei, Wah Yun Low and Azirah Hashim
E-commerce Expansion in Malaysia - Tham Siew Yean and Andrew Kam Jia Yi
Digitalization and the GIG Economy: Ecosystem System Supporting Consumer Services - Khairul Hanim Pazim, Yosuke Uchiyama, Fumitaka Furuoka, Beatrice Lim and Jingyi Li
The Role of TVET in IR4.0 for Malaysia - Cheong Kee Cheok and Li Ran
The Role of STRAND in Malaysia’s Industrial Transformation - Naguib Mohd Nor and Nazreen Mohd Nasir
Government Initiatives to Promote Adoption of IR4.0 Technologies in Manufacturing - Abdul Latif and Saliza Saari
Addressing Cybersecurity Issues - Maslina Daud and Rajah Rasiah
About the Editors
Rajah Rasiah is Distinguished Professor of Economics and Executive Director of the Asia-Europe Institute, Universiti Malaya.
Wah Yun Low is Honorary Professor of Psychology at the Faculty of Medicine, Universiti Malaya, Kuala Lumpur.
Nurliana Kamaruddin is Deputy Executive Director of Academic and Students Affairs and Senior Lecturer at the Asia-Europe Institute, Universiti Malaya.