The purpose of the study is the presentation and examination of the views and perceptions on the implementation of Industry 4.0 processes and mechanisms in Hungary. The qualitative research attempts to explore 1) how managers deal with information regarding Industry 4.0, and how the information assists them in the introduction of the elements of the Industry 4.0. 2) what are the implementation and hindering factors of Industry 4.0 tools within the framework of SMEs. 3) how managerial motivations and attitudes related to Industry 4.0 influence the introduction of the topic within the company. In order to answer the research questions, we conducted a total of 8 semi-structured interviews in the spring of 2022. Due to the small number of items, our research results cannot be generalized, they are only valid for the test sample. The following answers can be given to our research questions: a, domestic companies primarily acquire information about Industry 4.0 at Hungarian professional events, workshops, and internet portals; the implementation of industry 4.0 is mostly hindered by the lack of financial resources; the leader must be fundamentally open-minded to both professional innovations and technological changes.
2023. SPECIAL ISSUE 2 27-32
DOI: 10.24387/CI.2023.SPECIAL ISSUE 2.5