Inter-disciplinary Integration

Scope of the Work Package

In WP 5, all content-related and organizational integration activities of the ProMUT junior research group are carried out. The main goals of the joint group work in this work package are to promote the integration of knowledge between the disciplines involved, to develop a vision and concrete transformative approaches for "Sustainability Management 4.0" and to derive recommendations for action from this. For this purpose, in a transdisciplinary sense, a specific product (demonstrator) is to be created that is perceived as being so relevant that it is attractive to later transfer it to operational business practice. In this demonstrator, the most important solutions of the work packages developed in ProMUT are to be presented in an integrated application example at the end of the project in order to present them to a broad public in a comprehensible manner. The vision of sustainability management 4.0, the recommendations for action derived from it and the demonstrator represent the core results of the integrative work in work package 5.

Recent Activities

  • Interactive work with stakeholder groups to create a common vision for "Sustainability Management 4.0"
  • Definition of the Industry 4.0 concept from a socio-technical perspective
  • Idea generation and integration for setting up a demonstrator

Selected Publications

  • Renn, O.; Beier, G.; Schweizer, P.-J. (2021): The opportunities and risks of digitalisation for sustainable development: a systemic perspective. GAIA - Ecological Perspectives for Science and Society, 30(1), 23–28. doi: 10.14512/gaia.30.1.6. Link
  • Beier, G.; Niehoff, S.; Hoffmann, M. (2021): Industry 4.0: a step towards achieving the SDGs? A critical literature review. Discover Sustainability, 2:22. doi: 10.1007/s43621-021-00030-1 . Link
  • Beier, G.; Ullrich, A.; Niehoff, S.; Reißig, M.; Habich, M. (2020): Industry 4.0: How it is defined from a sociotechnical perspective and how much sustainability it includes – A literature review. Journal of Cleaner Production, 259, 120856. doi:10.1016/j.jclepro.2020.120856 . Link
  • Beier, G.; Reißig, M.; Niehoff, S.; Ullrich, A. (2020): Betriebliches Nachhaltigkeitsmanagement 4.0, In: Industrie 4.0 Management, 2020, 1, 57–60, doi:10.30844/I40M_20-1_S57-60 .