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Industry 4.0: Empowering ASEAN for the Circular Economy

Industry 4.0: Empowering ASEAN for the Circular Economy
22 October 2018
Connectivity, Energy
Venkatachalam Anbumozhi, Fukunari Kimura
Energy, Connectivity

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The transition to a circular economy is a unique opportunity for fast-growing Asian economies to be resource efficient, competitive, and innovative. The circular economy aims to eradicate wasteful use of raw materials and energy from the manufacturing process as well as systematically throughout the various life cycles, and to reuse the by-products. By creating an enabling policy framework for circular economy, government can also motivate corporate leaders to achieve greater benefits for sustainable development. This book investigates the challenges and opportunities of how countries and corporations are able to strike a better balance between economic growth and resource efficiency stewardship in the context of the emerging paradigm on circular economy policy. Through analysis of a number of case studies, this book also highlights immediate and relatively easy-to-implement circular thinking based on current policy approaches and market trends.

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List of Abbreviations

Part I. Global Economic Transitions and Next Evolutionary Industrial Acts

Chapter 1. Industry 4.0: What Does It Mean for Circular Economy in ASEAN?

Chapter 2.  Connecting Sustainable Lifestyles, Industry 4.0, and the Circular Economy

Chapter 3. Evolutionary Acts and Global Economic Transition:  Progress of the Circular Economy in ASEAN

Chapter 4. The Evolution of Industry 4.0 and its Impact on the Knowledge Base for the Circular Economy

Part II. Finding Economic Values and Capturing Firm Competiveness

Chapter 5. Maximizing Economic Benefits and Firm Competitiveness

Chapter 6. An Assessment of Vietnamese Firms’ Readiness to Adopt Circular Economy

Chapter 7. Establishing Green Finance System to Support the Circular Economy

Part III. Understanding the Risks and Adverse Social Impacts

Chapter 8. Mitigating the Risks and Adverse Impacts of Implementing Internet of Things Services

Chapter 9. Mitigating the Adverse Impacts of Circular Economy: Implementation and Role of Governments

Chapter 10. Innovation of Finance for Industry 4.0 in ASEAN

Part IV. The Financing Essentials of Integrated Strategies

Chapter 11. Managing the Transition to Industry 4.0 through Multilevel Governance Systems

Chapter 12. Managing the Transition through Multilevel Governance

Chapter 13. Enhancing Regional Architecture for Innovation to Promote the Transformation to Industry 4.0



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