FAIMA Business & Management Journal – volume 8, issue 1, March 2020

Autor(i): Colectiv Politehnica

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FAIMA Vol 8 - Issue 1 [March 2020]






A New Paradigm: Industry 4.0                                                                     3

Sorin Ionescu


The Sustainable University in the New Economic Context                         5

Gabriela Vica Olariu, Stelian Brad, Mircea Fulea


Risk of the New Control Systems                                                                  19

Dancho Petrov


Distribution Capacity in the Supply Chain Management                            32

Titu-Marius I. Băjenescu


Factors Affecting the Use of Smartwatches                                                 44

Andreea Barbu, Gheorghe Militaru, Ionuț Savu


The Effect of Technological Changes in Education                                      58

Andreea Balint, Sorin Ionescu, Andrei Niculescu


The European Union and Changes in Technology                                       66

Constantin Anghelache, Mădălina Gabriela Anghel, Gabriel Ştefan Dumbravă



A New Paradigm: Industry 4.0


The efforts of people to develop science and technology have been continuous, but in the history of science and technology, some revolutionary moments can be distinguished. We do not discuss the Neolithic revolution represented by the transition from migratory people (hunters, gatherers), to sedentary people (plant cultivators and animal breeders), nor the changes in the production mode, where six revolutions are likely to be distinguished. For example, after 1100, the revolution in agriculture appeared by the use of metal grommets and tools; towards 1400, a commercial revolution takes place through the emergence of banks and new types of contracts; after 1600 a scientific revolution takes place; towards 1800 there is an industrial revolution based on the use of steam and the emergence of the division of labour; after 1925 a managerial revolution took place, through separation between business owners and business leaders, and after 1960 a revolution in services took place, which led to the industrialization of services.

Regarding industrial revolutions, W. Taylor Thom (Science and Engineering and the Future of the Man – 1961) identified six such revolutions: first – wheel discovery; the sec­ond – or smelting; third – the use of steam power; fourth – the production of chemicals; fifth – electricity; sixth – transport; seventh – electronics.

J. Gimpel (Industrial Revolution in the Middle Ages – 1975), noticed that between 1050-1350 throughout Europe there was a change in creativity, an „industrial revolution” as he called it. The monastic orders had a contribution during this period, the church has not yet imposed its dogmas on us. But after 1300 a decline in creativity is observed, it is less and less innovating desire, this because the economic and social need has disappeared. The Renaissance Era was a time of revitalization of science, but less of technique.

But most researchers believe that industrial rev­­olutions occurred after 1780. John Bernal (Science in History – 1954) identified three revolutions: the first revolution – the emergence of the steam engine (at the end of the 18th century); the second revolution – internal combustion en­gines (at the end of the 19th century); the third revolu­tion – electronics (mid-20th century). But Pro­fes­sor Mihai Drăgănescu (The Second Industrial Revolution – 1980) considers that only two industrial revolutions took place; the first was based on the steam engine (1780), and the second was after 1970 with the advent of microelectronics.

After 2012 we can speak of the fourth industrial revolution leading to Industry 4.0. In the fourth revolution, cyber-physical systems (computer-controlled coordination systems) are created, for example, have appeared the autopilot, automatic medical monitoring, driverless cars, autonomous robots, etc. The fourth revolution is based on cybernetics, mechatronics, artificial intelligence, genetic algorithms. And as a consequence now we talk about Marketing 4.0 Quality 4.0 Communication 4.0 and who knows what other areas will become 4.0.

But as the signals of an industrial revolution ap­peared about 50 years before the actual revolution (the steam engine appeared before the first industrial revolution, the electric battery before the second revolution, the electronics before 2012), it could be that we are actually witnesses of the Third industrial revolution as identified by John Bernal and probably started in 1980 as appreciated by Mihai Drãgãnescu.


Sorin Ionescu


Date tehnice
Autor(i) Colectiv Politehnica
Număr pagini 80
Anul apariţiei 2020
ISBN 2344-4088
Format carte 20 x 26 cm
Cod produs FAIMA - 26
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