A Systematic Literature Review of Industry 4.0 and Project Management

2023, Volume 13, Issue 2


Rebeka D. Vlahov Golomejić
Faculty of Economics and Business, University of Zagreb, Croatia

Tena Obradović Posinković
Faculty of Economics and Business, University of Zagreb, Croatia


Industry 4.0 and underlying advanced technologies are gaining importance more than ever before and triggering digital transformation of organizations across industries. At the same time, an increasing number of organizations are using a temporary project-based way of working, thus creating dynamic systems in which projects are not merely tools for performing processes, but also strategic options for dealing with complex business environments. Therefore, it comes as no surprise that significant focus is being placed on the link between these concepts. With the aim of examining applications of digital technologies in project management, a comprehensive review was conducted on 188 academic articles published between 1991 and 2023 and indexed in the Web of Science database. Bibliometric and systematic literature review methods were used through co-occurrence, along with visual representation of interconnected data. The results highlight the prominent research topics in the field – challenges and opportunities for project management in the digital age, advanced project management in construction projects, artificial intelligence and project success, and managing information and production systems. Finally, potential research directions include the critical importance of striking a balance between technology and human relations to achieve success in modern project management in the midst of the Industry 4.0 era.



Pages: 51-62


How to cite this article:

Vlahov Golomejić, R. D. & Obradović Posinković, T. (2023). A Systematic Literature Review of Indutry 4.0 and Project Management. European Project Management Journal, 13(2): 51-62. DOI: 10.56889/xinw6398