Truong Minh Vu and Nguyen Vu Nhat Anh

The Fourth Industrial Revolution: A Vietnamese discourse

This publications investigates the discourse revolving around the concept of Industry 4.0 in Vietnam. It explores the current Vietnamese perspectives and understanding of Industry 4.0 and its various areas of concern as well as first practical responses from different sectors.

 

The labor-cost advantage of developing countries in Asia is challenged by increased use of digital automation and robots known also as Industry 4.0.

Particularly those countries whose development model depends on export-led, low technology, low wage manufacturing industries may thus face the phenomena of jobless growth or even de-employment in the form of automation or even reshoring of employment to the previous importing countries thus reversing the direction of the current global value chains.

In Vietnam, this development is particularly relevant to the garment, footwear and electronics sectors which provide employment to about 3.5 million people and have a considerable growth potential. There is a common understanding that Vietnam has to upscale technology levels in these industries to increase productivity in order to remain competitive with its neighbors and explore the benefits and potentials of Industry 4.0.

The debate on the industrial revolution 4.0 in Vietnam is in a beginning stage, broad and diverse. This publication aims to investigate the discourse revolving around the concept of Industry 4.0 in Vietnam. It explores the current Vietnamese perspectives and understanding of Industry 4.0 and its various areas of concern as well as first practical responses from different sectors.

Truong-Minh Vu; Nguyen Vu Nhat Anh

The fourth industrial revolution

A Vietnamese discourse
Hanoi, 2018

Download publication (230 KB, PDF-File)

FES in Asia

This website gives you regular updates of FES regional projects and activities across our Asia country offices.

It offers news articles on current debates and a range of research publications and policy briefs to download.  

News

  • 25.06.2020 | Trade, labour and social dialogue | Event, News

    Webinar Series – Decent work for all: A post-COVID union agenda

    Event announcement: The debate over the post-COVID future is in full swing. Join us to discuss the agenda for trade unions and social justice across...

    more information

  • 19.06.2020 | Gender and social justice, #FeministAsia | News

    Dignity and recognition for care workers in Asia

    Human survival requires care work, yet paid and unpaid care work still lack recognition. An FES working group on the future of the care economy has...

    more information

  • 16.06.2020 | Trade, labour and social dialogue | News

    Call for Papers: Post-Corona Visions for the Future of Work in Asia

    Become part of our research and policy network and help us rethink the future of work in Asia during and after COVID-19. Take a look at our focus...

    more information

back to top