VASSOLO Roberto Santiago
Australian manufacturing industry: a 20-year scoping study on barriers, opportunities and trends for its strategic development
TORTORELLA, GUILHERME LUZ; WEN LI; JO STAINES; VASSOLO, ROBERTO S
Paper aims - This study aims at identifying the barriers, opportunities and trends for the strategic development of the Australian manufacturing industry. Originality ? As research on Australian manufacturing is prolific and sparse, our study helps to clarify whether and how important research findings on Australian manufacturing replicate.Research method - For that, we conducted a scoping review on literature evidence published in the last twenty years. We systemically compiled the body of knowledge and proposed research directions in accordance with five global manufacturing megatrends. Main Findings - We identified eight barriers/challenges and eight opportunities according to manufacturing sectors and analyzed them based on their emphasis on these global megatrends. Literature emphasis has not been equally distributed over time, highlighting the need for further research.