Industry 4.0 and digitalization of the economy: opportunities to use foreign experience in ukrainian industrial enterprises

Natalia Yu. Bryukhovetskaya, Оlena V. Chernykh


The paper deals with the state and features of the development of Industry 4.0 and the digital economy in foreign countries and Ukraine. The current state, main regulatory provisions and programs on Industry 4.0 and the digital economy in Europe, Asia, the United States, and the member countries of the Eurasian economic Union, in particular – Russia, Belarus and Kazakhstan, are considered. It shows features of the development of Industry 4.0 in these countries, namely – the focus on the digital economy on new markets and technologies, significant attention and support from a state.

The analysis of the current situation of the movement «Іndustry 4.0 in Ukraine», «National strategy 4.0» is given. The degree of readiness of national industrial enterprises to implement up-to-date digital production technologies that characterize the fourth industrial revolution is analyzed. It is argued that in Ukraine there are no specific programs, «road maps», sources of funding for the implementation of Industry 4.0 principles, but there is a weak ability of the government to effectively cooperate and interact with expert communities, as well as a lack of strategies for digital transformation. There are no existing industrial and innovation strategies as the basis of Industry 4.0. Therefore, the development of digitalization of industrial enterprises should be influenced by the state, namely – in the field of innovations, scientific and technological development, education and science. To do this, a coalition of enterprises with Central Executive authorities, regional and local governments should be created. In the context of digitalization of Ukrainian industry, electricity-producing industry, IT-sector and science, it is advisable to create conditions for accelerated development of industrial high-tech segments, to establish technology transfer from Ukrainian scientific institutions, research parks, laboratories to end customers, as well as to launch regional programs for the development of Industry 4.0.

Special attention is paid to substantiating the feasibility of using principles and tools of Industry 4.0 and the digital economy in industrial enterprises of Ukraine.


industry 4.0, digitalization, economy, fourth industrial revolution, enterprises, education, innovation

Full Text:



Amosha, O. I. (2018, Desember 28 – January 13). A. to change the weather, you need not a gusty wind, but a General climate change. Mirror of the week, 49-50 [in Ukrainian].

Buleev, I. P., & Bryukhovetskaya, N. E. (2019). Paradigm, models and mechanisms of activation of investment activity of economic entities. Business Inform, 3. [in Russian].

Vishnevsky, V. P., Viietska, O. V., Harkushenko, O. M., Kniaziev, S. I., Liakh, O. V., Chekina, V. D., & Cherevatskyi, D. Yu. (2018). Smart industry in the era of digital economy: prospects, directions and mechanisms of development. In V. Vishnevsky (Ed.). Kyiv: Institute of Industrial Economics of NAS of Ukraine [in Ukrainian].

Brynjolfson, E., & McAfee, E. (2017). The Second era of machines. Moscow: AST Publishing house [in Russian].

Gringard, S. (2016). The Internet of things: the Future is already there. Moscow: Alpina Publisher [in Russian].

Plekhanov, P. A. (2013). Unique and progressive technologies as a prerequisite for the fourth industrial revolution. Modern trends in Economics and management: a new look, 23. pp. 273-275 [in Russian].

Rifkin, D. (2017). The Third industrial revolution: how horizontal interactions change energy, the economy, and the world as a whole. Moscow: Alpina non-fiction [in Russian].

Rogers, D. (2017). Digital transformation. Tochka publishing group [in Russian].

Ross, A. (2017). The industry of the future. Moscow: AST publishing House [in Russian].

Handy, Ch. (2001). In a time of recklessness. The art of management in the organization of the future. SPb: Piter [in Russian].

Schwab, K. (2017). The Fourth industrial revolution. Moscow: E Publishing House, 2017 [in Russian].

Smith, J., Kreuztzer, S., Moeller, C., Karlberg, M. (2016). Policy Department A: Economic and Scientific Policy–Industry 4.0. European Parliament, EU. pp. 1-94 [in Russian].

Industrie 4.0 (2011). Retrieved from

Industrial Internet Consortium (2014). Retrieved from

Usine du Futur (2015). Retrieved from

La Fabbrica del Futuro (2012). Retrieved from

Industria Conectada 4.0 (2017). Retrieved from

High Value Manufacturing Catapult (2013). Retrieved from

Value Chain Initiative (2014). Retrieved from

Made in China 2025 (2015). Retrieved from

Make in India (2014). Retrieved from

Singapore Manufacturing Consortium (2015). Retrieved from

Hermann M., Pentek, T., Otto B. (2015). Design Principles for Industrie 4.0 Scenarios: A Literature Review. Working Paper. No. 01. Technische Universitat Dortmund [in Russian].

Industry 4.0 аnd Smart Manufacturing (2018). Market Report 2018-2023. Retrieved from:

Industry 4.0 Market by Technology and Geography (2019). Global Forecast to 2024. Market-Report, 2019. Retrieved from

Research and Markets (2018). Retrieved from

Schwab, K. (2019). The Global Competitiveness Report. World Economic Forum.

Keves, M., & Filatova, D. (2019). Index of digitalization of the economy // The Express-information. Digital economy. Institute for statistical research and Economics of knowledge, HSE.

National technology initiative project (2016). Retrieved from [in Russian].

Internet portal of the President of the Republic of Belarus (2017). Оn the development of the digital economy. Decree No. 8 of the President of the Republic of Belarus. Retrieved from [in Russian].

Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Kazakhstan (2017). Third modernization of Kazakhstan: global competitiveness. Message of the President of the Republic of Kazakhstan N. Nazarbayev to the peop-le of Kazakhstan. Retrieved from [in Russian].

Development strategy «Kazakhstan-2050» (2009). Retrieved from [in Russian].

Official information resource of the Prime Minister of the Republic of Kazakhstan (2017). State program «Digital Kazakhstan» of the Republic of Kazakhstan. Retrieved from [in Russian].

Official website of the President of the Republic of Kazakhstan (2018). Message of the President of the Republic of Kazakhstan N. Nazarbayev to the people of Kazakhstan. Retrieved from [in Russian].

Werbowy, R. (2018). The New Parliament the national movement 4.0. Retrieved from [in Ukrainian].

Yurchak, O. (2017). Industry 4.0 landscaping 2017. Version 1.0. Retrieved from [in Ukrainian].

National strategy «Industry 4.0 in Ukraine» (2018). (Project). 78 p. [in Ukrainian].

Chamber of Commerce and Industry of Ukraine (2019). Project «Digital adjenda of Ukraine-2020» («Digital agenda»-2020). Conceptual framework (version 1.0). Retrieved from [in Ukrainian].

Cabinet of Ministers of Ukraine (2018). About approval of the Concept of development of digital economy and society of Ukraine for 2018-2020 and approval of the action plan for its implementation. Retrieved from [in Ukrainian].



  • There are currently no refbacks.