Opportunities and risks from cooperation among companies within the production sphere and the sphere of services in Russia in the context of industry 4.0

  • Vladislav Genrihovich Frolov Lobachevsky State University of Nizhny Novgorod, Russia.
  • Oleg Vladimirovich Trofimov Lobachevsky State University of Nizhny Novgorod, Russia.
  • Vladimir Yakovlevich Zakharov Lobachevsky State University of Nizhny Novgorod, Russia.
  • Dmitry Igorevich Kaminchenko Lobachevsky State University of Nizhny Novgorod, Russia.
  • Angelina Alexandrovna Pavlova Lobachevsky State University of Nizhny Novgorod, Russia.
Keywords: Complex economic systems, mechanisms for integration and cooperation, Industry 4.0, opportunities and risks.

Abstract

Between 2015 and 2016, an international study was conducted to determine just what Industry 4.0 meant to companies from various countries, how vital cooperation in the area among companies from various countries was, and how this cooperation could be best organized. The survey featured no companies from Russia. Between 2018 and 2019, a similar study was carried out by the authors of this work among Russian companies, its purpose being to identify some of the key common and specific traits in existing approaches to cooperation in Industry 4.0 among Russian and foreign companies. To obtain comparable results, the study relied on a research methodology developed by the National Academy of Science and Engineering (Germany), which employed it in its survey engaging 150 company executives from six different countries. In Russia, a total of 50 interviews were conducted of executives of Russian companies of varying size and sector, with data gathered via in-depth interviews, one-on-one questionnaire-based interviews, and online surveys. Based on the survey results, many Russian companies, just like their foreign counterparts, are perfectly aware of the opportunities and risks of Industry 4.0 and of the need to adopt common standards and address issues related to fostering cooperation, but their assessments are rather polarized, with some highly excited about the potential it offers, and others somewhat wary of the risks it may be fraught with – which may be due to differences in the level of their technological development. Prior research did not produce comparative assessments based on a single methodology on senior management’s take on the opportunities and risks of the cooperation of Russian and foreign companies in Industry 4.0. The findings could be utilized in developing appropriate measures for bolstering the cooperation, which could be mutually beneficial for companies representing various countries and sectors.

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Author Biographies

Vladislav Genrihovich Frolov, Lobachevsky State University of Nizhny Novgorod, Russia.

Lobachevsky State University of Nizhny Novgorod, Russia.

Oleg Vladimirovich Trofimov, Lobachevsky State University of Nizhny Novgorod, Russia.

Lobachevsky State University of Nizhny Novgorod, Russia.

Vladimir Yakovlevich Zakharov, Lobachevsky State University of Nizhny Novgorod, Russia.

Lobachevsky State University of Nizhny Novgorod, Russia.

Dmitry Igorevich Kaminchenko, Lobachevsky State University of Nizhny Novgorod, Russia.

Lobachevsky State University of Nizhny Novgorod, Russia.

Angelina Alexandrovna Pavlova, Lobachevsky State University of Nizhny Novgorod, Russia.

Lobachevsky State University of Nizhny Novgorod, Russia.

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Published
2019-06-25
How to Cite
Frolov, V., Trofimov, O., Zakharov, V., Kaminchenko, D., & Pavlova, A. (2019). Opportunities and risks from cooperation among companies within the production sphere and the sphere of services in Russia in the context of industry 4.0. Amazonia Investiga, 8(20), 596-608. Retrieved from https://amazoniainvestiga.info/index.php/amazonia/article/view/190
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