Research Project - Scope

The project is being led by RMIT University (Australia) in collaboration with a number of researchers in the Asia Pacific region including Murdoch University in Singapore.

The Fourth Industrial Revolution (or 4IR or Industry 4.0) is described as the fusion of physical, digital, and biological technologies that are predicted to affect all industries, organisations, workplaces, jobs and their skills. This era follows the first three industrial revolutions which can be characterised as follows:

First industrialised revolution (1784): introduction of the steam engine and mechanised production process
Second industrialised revolution (1850+): electric power and mass-production process
Third industrialised revolution (1960+): automation and digital technology
Our study investigates the views of industry-based managers and leaders about the nature, characteristics, implications and planning required to manage the actual and potential impacts of the 4IR.

If you live and work in Singapore, you are invited to participate in this survey. Your participation is voluntary. The responses and subsequent analysis will not identify any participants. It is estimated that the questionnaire will take approximately 15-20 minutes to complete.

You can email Murdoch's Chief Investigators should you have any queries:

Associate Professor Peter Waring -
Associate Professor Christopher Vas -

On completion of the survey, you will be provided with a selection of gift vouchers including NTUC or a Kindle book. Limited to the first 300 respondents.