Keynote Speaker I
Prof. Syed Abdul Rehman Khan, Brasi School of Supply Chain Management, USA.
Dr Syed Abdul Rehman Khan is an expert of Supply Chain and Logistics Management. Dr Khan achieved his CSCP—Certified Supply Chain Professional certificate from the U.S.A. and completed his PhD in China.
Industry 4.0 and circular economy practices: A new era business strategies for environmental sustainability.
Amid rising environmental concerns, Industry 4.0 and blockchain technology (BCT) are transforming circular economy (CE) practices and prevailing business models. Recognize the same; this study examines the role of blockchain technology in circular CE practices and their impact on eco-environmental performance, which influences organizational performance. The study collects data from 404 enterprises located in Chinese and Pakistani territories, involved in cross-border supply chain operations. Both countries' sample has great relevance due to the China Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC), which possesses several positive fall-outs in terms of technology spillovers across firms. Using the partial least squares structural equation modeling (PLS-SEM) modeling framework, this study provides three key findings. First, BCT significantly improves the circular economy practices (circular procurement, circular design, recycling, and remanufacturing). Second, CE practices help improve firms' environmental performance and stimulate their financial performance. Third, higher eco-environmental performance significantly boosts organizational performance. This study sets out the foundations for participating countries/firms that simultaneously achieve financial and sustainable goals by integrating blockchain technology in circular economy practices.
Keywords: Industry 4.0; Circular economy; Business strategies; CPEC project
Keynote Speaker II
Prof. Dr. MEDVID Mykhailo, Deputy Chief of the Educational-Methodical Center – the Head of the Educational and Methodological Support Department, National academy of the National guard of Ukraine, Ukraine
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Dr. Vladyslav Ye. Velychko, Department of Methods of Teaching Mathematics and Methods of Teaching Computer Science, Donbas State Pedagogical University, Ukraine
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