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Skills Matching for a Greener Industry 4.0 : A Literature Review (2022)

Braun, G., Stahre, J., & Hämäläinen, R. (2022). Skills Matching for a Greener Industry 4.0 : A Literature Review. In A. H. Ng, A. Syberfeldt, D. Högberg, & M. Holm (Eds.), SPS 2022 : Proceedings of the 10th Swedish Production Symposium (pp. 677-688). IOS Press. Advances in Transdisciplinary Engineering, 21. https://doi.org/10.3233/ATDE220186

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Publication details

All authors or editorsBraun, Greta; Stahre, Johan; Hämäläinen, Raija

Parent publicationSPS 2022 : Proceedings of the 10th Swedish Production Symposium

Parent publication editorsNg, Amos H.C.; Syberfeldt, Anna; Högberg, Dan; Holm, Magnus

Place and date of conferenceSkövde, Sweden26.-29.4.2022



Journal or seriesAdvances in Transdisciplinary Engineering



Publication year2022

Number in series21

Pages range677-688

Number of pages in the book849

PublisherIOS Press

Publication countryNetherlands

Publication languageEnglish


Publication open accessOpenly available

Publication channel open accessOpen Access channel

Publication is parallel published (JYX)https://jyx.jyu.fi/handle/123456789/80818


Manufacturing industry has historically had a very high leverage on environmental impact. Therefore, it is urgent to identify how the industry and its employees can contribute to change towards a sustainable society. Industry leaders need to enable their employees to create sustainable solutions, using technologies rising in industry 4.0. However, nowadays there are also critical discussions about whether this trend has reached our workplace settings in a satisfactory way. Namely, there is a growing skill gap among employees in manufacturing industries causing a lack of capability to match skill needs for fast technological development and requirements on sustainability. The resulting mismatch of technical and managerial knowledge and experience will critically impact companies in competitive markets. Despite a vast range of educational initiatives available on the global market, less employees than needed are developing new skills. A smart matching process to strategically support employees in their learning paths, by matching them to new relevant skills and matching those skills to learning activities, could bridge the widespread skill gap and address challenges e.g., motivation to learn. This study reviews existing research on functional matching processes for individually tailored learning and upskilling paths for employees that need to develop skills in industry. The study’s result maps out parts in a matching system and identifies the existing gap in literature.

Keywordsgreen economyindustrymanufacturing industrytechnological developmentemployeesprofessional skillsknow-howvocational education and training

Free keywordsmatching; skill gap; upskilling; industry 4.0; green skills

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Ministry reportingYes

Reporting Year2022

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