[ 31 May 2021 | vol. 12 | no. 1| pp. 15-24]

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Seita Almandeel1, Waheeb Abu-Ulbeh2, Amer Hatamleh3, Khalid Thaher Amayreh4, Samer Bamansoor5, Bishwajeet Pande6 and Yousef A. Baker El-Ebiary7*
-1Faculty of Economics and Administration, King Abdulaziz University Jeddah, Saudi Arabia
-2Cybersecurity Department, Faculty of Computer Science and Informatics, Amman Arab University (AAU), Jordan
-3Head of Management Information System Department, Faculty of Financial and Business Science, Irbid National University, Irbid, Jordan
-4Head of Business Administration Department, Faculty of Financial and Business Science, Irbid National University, Irbid, Jordan
-5Al-Madinah International University, Malaysia and researcher, University of Aden, Aden, Yemen
-6Gyancity Research Consultancy Pvt Ltd, Motihari, India
-7*Faculty of Informatics and Computing, Universiti Sultan Zainal Abidin, Malaysia


Industry 4.0 is an area where innovative technologies, digitization and transformation fuelled by globalization are intermingled. Revolutions in most countries of the world range between Industry 2.0 and 3.0 and should not be left behind in the developed world in rapid and ever-changing technological innovations and developments. Because of the lack of an integrated model of 4.0 and the sustainability of the organization affecting its leadership, global SMEs do not understand the clear and actual advantages of this revolution. Therefore, expanding the scope of knowledge is an important and necessary thing to give a clear picture of the use of the IR 4.0 Revolution and how it affects the production, management and operation process in a way that makes companies in leadership. With the development of scientific research in the field of leadership, leadership has been recognized as the effective backbone of organizations, especially in terms of organization, and adding creativity to areas of leadership through research into the characteristics, abilities and styles of the leader. Therefore, creative leadership nurtures creative thinking that creates different ideas and approaches to problem solving and produces fundamentally innovative outcomes. This study reviews the current literature as well as presenting a new framework for IR 4.0 and sustainability from the standpoint of leadership and managerial commitment. In addition to expanding the scope of previous studies with 500 surveys from world wide SMEs as a sample, the research expects to present a number of ideas circulating among scientists, as well as to put forward a number of conclusions and ideas that become the subject of future research experiments.


Industrial Revolution 4.0, IR 4.0, Leadership, Creative Leadership, Creative Thinking


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