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An investigation of research gaps in reported skills required for Industry 4.0 readiness of Brazilian undergraduate students

Izabela Simon Rampasso (Laboratory of Technology, Business and Environment Management, Federal Fluminense University, Niterói, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil) (School of Mechanical Engineering, State University of Campinas, Campinas, São Paulo, Brazil)
Sidney L.M. Mello (Laboratory of Technology, Business and Environment Management, Federal Fluminense University, Niterói, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil)
Rubens Walker (Laboratory of Technology, Business and Environment Management, Federal Fluminense University, Niterói, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil)
Victor G. Simão (Laboratory of Technology, Business and Environment Management, Federal Fluminense University, Niterói, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil)
Robson Araújo (Laboratory of Technology, Business and Environment Management, Federal Fluminense University, Niterói, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil)
Juliana Chagas (Laboratory of Technology, Business and Environment Management, Federal Fluminense University, Niterói, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil)
Osvaldo Luiz Gonçalves Quelhas (Laboratory of Technology, Business and Environment Management, Federal Fluminense University, Niterói, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil)
Rosley Anholon (School of Mechanical Engineering, State University of Campinas, Campinas, São Paulo, Brazil)

Higher Education, Skills and Work-Based Learning

ISSN: 2042-3896

Article publication date: 19 February 2020

Issue publication date: 2 February 2021

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Abstract

Purpose

The objective of this study is to identify research gaps related to skills required for Industry 4.0, considering research in the context of Brazilian undergraduate courses. In this sense, the question of this study was established: What are the educational gaps related to skills required in Industry 4.0 context, considering considering research in the previously mentioned?

Design/methodology/approach

To answer this question, the ten top work-related skills required for professionals in Industry 4.0 published by the World Economic Forum were used to perform a systematic literature review. From this review, 100 articles were found in the searched databases. From them, 18 were within the research scope.

Findings

Through an analysis of their content, it was possible to verify that, from the 10 skills analyzed, only six were identified in the articles. That is, no research was found for: people management, service orientation, negotiation, and cognitive flexibility. Additionally, there are undergraduate courses that are not considered in current researches and should be analyzed.

Originality/value

The gaps pointed out in this study are relevant to guide future analyzes of the Brazilian educational model and may provide insights for research in other countries.

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Acknowledgements

Ministério da Ciência, Tecnologia e Inovação, Conselho Nacional de Desenvolvimento Científico e Tecnológico, 305442/2018-0, 307536/2018-1, Coordenação de Aperfeiçoamento de Pessoal de Nível Superior, 88882.457087/2019-01, 88887.464433/2019-00.

Citation

Rampasso, I.S., Mello, S.L.M., Walker, R., Simão, V.G., Araújo, R., Chagas, J., Quelhas, O.L.G. and Anholon, R. (2021), "An investigation of research gaps in reported skills required for Industry 4.0 readiness of Brazilian undergraduate students", Higher Education, Skills and Work-Based Learning, Vol. 11 No. 1, pp. 34-47. https://doi.org/10.1108/HESWBL-10-2019-0131

Publisher

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Emerald Publishing Limited

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