Revealing the digital leadership spurs in 4.0 industrial revolution


  • Anak Agung Sagung Mas Anastassia Nawang Asri Undiknas Graduate School, Denpasar, Indonesia
  • Gede Sri Darma Undiknas Graduate School, Denpasar, Indonesia



Collaboration, digital leadership, industrial revolution, leader, leadership


This research aims to know better about a leader’s understanding of interpreting digital leadership as well as understanding digital leadership spurs in the 4.0 industrial revolution era. This research uses qualitative research with a phenomenological approach. The focus of this research is on the informant’s understanding, not on specific institutions, companies, or government agencies. Data collection techniques used in this research are in-depth interviews and documentation. In this research, the author used data validity techniques with triangulation techniques. The era of leadership nowadays is no longer about building something partially but by collaboration. In a traditional village, a leader who has a digital leadership spirit in the customary community must be more open to seeing the changes in paradigm, while maintaining the foundation axis that has been formed or is used as a reference in the village. A leader who is not very fluent or fully understands the digital field, but able to create work related to technology, who manages to move highly competent people in the digital field to realize their goals, it can be considered that the leader has a digital leadership spirit. In digital leadership, openness and collaboration are needed, as well as the ability to go in line with the rules, not just merely from digital capabilities one has.


Download data is not yet available.


Bali, I. N. A. P., & Darma, G. S. (2019). Menguji Kesiapan Pengelolaan Desa Berbasis Manajemen Modern Guna Menghadapi Era Revolusi Industri 4.0. Jurnal Manajemen Bisnis, 16(2), 1-13.

Berman, B. (2012). 3-D printing: The new industrial revolution. Business horizons, 55(2), 155-162.

Contractor, N. S., DeChurch, L. A., Carson, J., Carter, D. R., & Keegan, B. (2012). The topology of collective leadership. The Leadership Quarterly, 23(6), 994-1011.

Dewi, M. V. K., & Darma, G. S. (2019). The Role of Marketing & Competitive Intelligence In Industrial Revolution 4.0. Jurnal Manajemen Bisnis, 16(1), 1-12.

Dilberoglu, U. M., Gharehpapagh, B., Yaman, U., & Dolen, M. (2017). The role of additive manufacturing in the era of industry 4.0. Procedia Manufacturing, 11, 545-554.

Ekvall, G., & Arvonen, J. (1991). Change-centered leadership: An extension of the two-dimensional model. Scandinavian Journal of Management, 7(1), 17-26.

El Sawy, O. A., Kræmmergaard, P., Amsinck, H., & Vinther, A. L. (2016). How LEGO built the foundations and enterprise capabilities for digital leadership. MIS Quarterly Executive, 15(2).

Fitria, R. D. (2018). Literasi Dan Inovasi Dalam Meningkatkan Kompetensi Kepemimpinan Pendidikan. 3rd Intern.

Fukuyama, F. (2002). Social capital and development: The coming agenda. SAIS review, 22(1), 23-37.

Ghufron, G. (2018, September). Revolusi Industri 4.0: Tantangan, Peluang, dan Solusi bagi Dunia Pendidikan. In Seminar Nasional dan Diskusi Panel Multidisiplin Hasil Penelitian dan Pengabdian Kepada Masyarakat 2018 (Vol. 1, No. 1).

Hirzan. (2019). Joko Widodo Dipuji Dunia Internasional.

Hollander, E. P. (1992). Leadership, followership, self, and others. The Leadership Quarterly, 3(1), 43-54.

Horner-Long, P., & Schoenberg, R. (2002). Does e-business require different leadership characteristics?: An empirical investigation. European Management Journal, 20(6), 611-619.

Hughes, R. L., & Beatty, K. C. (2005). Becoming a strategic leader. John Wiley & Sons.

Jovane, F., Yoshikawa, H., Alting, L., Boer, C. R., Westkamper, E., Williams, D., ... & Paci, A. M. (2008). The incoming global technological and industrial revolution towards competitive sustainable manufacturing. CIRP annals, 57(2), 641-659.

Kasali, R. (2017). Disruption, PT. Gramedia Pustaka Utama, Jakarta.

Lee, F. L., & Chan, J. M. (2015). Digital media use and participation leadership in social protests: The case of Tiananmen commemoration in Hong Kong. Telematics and Informatics, 32(4), 879-889.

Lim, G. S., & Daft, R. L. (2017). The Leadership Experience in Asia (2nd Editio). Cengage.

Lu, Y. (2017). Industry 4.0: A survey on technologies, applications and open research issues. Journal of Industrial Information Integration, 6, 1-10.

Meindl, J. R. (1995). The romance of leadership as a follower-centric theory: A social constructionist approach. The leadership quarterly, 6(3), 329-341.

Narolita, D., & Darma, G. S. (2020). Prodia: disruption in clinical laboratory service system. International research journal of management, IT and social sciences, 7(1), 9-18.

Oberer, B., & Erkollar, A. (2018). Leadership 4.0: Digital Leaders in the Age of Industry 4.0. International Journal of Organizational Leadership.

Pendapat Para Ahli Tentang Kunci Sukses. (2017). Retrieved from

Prewitt, J., Weil, R., & McClure, A. (2011). Developing leadership in global and multi-cultural organizations. International Journal of Business and Social Science, 2(13).

Ramli, M. (2017). Kepemimpinan Inovatif Dalam Implementasi Kebijakan Strategis Pemerintah Kota Makassar. JPP (Jurnal Politik Profetik), 5(2), 168-184.

Rasim, A. (2014). Tipologi Dan Karakter Ideal Kepemimpinan Dunia. Jurnal Lingkar Widyaiswara, 1(1), 4652.

Schuh, G., Potente, T., Wesch-Potente, C., Weber, A. R., & Prote, J. P. (2014). Collaboration Mechanisms to increase Productivity in the Context of Industrie 4.0. Procedia Cirp, 19, 51-56.

Sheninger, E. (2014). Pillars of digital leadership. International Center for Leadership in Education, 1-4.


Sultan, Y. H., & Suhail, K. S. (2019). The impact of significant factors of digital leadership on gamification marketing strategy. International Journal for Advance Research and Development, 4(5), 29-33.

Sutaryo, K., & Purwana, D. (2017). The Impact Of Leadership Style And Work Environment To Employee’s Job Satisfaction With Organizational Culture As Moderating Variable At Balai Kesehatan Penerbangan Jakarta. Jurnal Riset Manajemen Sains Indonesia (JRMSI)| Vol, 8(1).

Syam, N., & Sharma, A. (2018). Waiting for a sales renaissance in the fourth industrial revolution: Machine learning and artificial intelligence in sales research and practice. Industrial Marketing Management, 69, 135-146.

Tupa, J., Simota, J., & Steiner, F. (2017). Aspects of risk management implementation for Industry 4.0. Procedia Manufacturing, 11, 1223-1230.

Ulfa, M. (2019). Eksistensi Bahasa Daerah di Era Disrupsi. Stilistika: Jurnal Pendidikan Bahasa dan Sastra, 12(2), 197-207.

Utomo, I. G. W., & Darma, G. S. (2020). Measuring optimization of digital military programs: an innovation of information and communication systems in industrial digitalization 4.0. International Research Journal of Engineering, IT & Scientific Research, 6(2), 39-46.

Wahab, A. A. (2018). Kepemimpinan dalam Perubahan dan Perkembangan Organisasi. Eklektika: Jurnal Pemikiran dan Penelitian Administrasi Pendidikan, 3(1), 3-8.

Widana, I. W., & Darma, G. S. (2017). Branding Denpasar Smart City Guna Meningkatkan Kunjungan Wisatawan. Jurnal Manajemen Dan Bisnis, 15(1), 176–199.

Widana, I. W., & Darma, G. S. (2018). Branding Denpasar Smart City Guna Meningkatkan Kunjungan Wisatawan. Jurnal Manajemen Bisnis, 15(1), 176-199.

Wire, P. (2019). Digital leadership kunci perusahaan hadapi era disruptif - ANTARA News.

Wulandari, F., Febriansyah, D., Salwa, S., & Sulaiman, R. M. (2019, February). Kepemimpinan kepala sekolah di era revolusi industri 4.0 dalam meningkatkan akreditasi sekolah. In prosiding seminar nasional program pascasarjana universitas PGRI Palembang (Vol. 12, No. 01).




How to Cite

Asri, A. A. S. M. A. N., & Darma, G. S. (2020). Revealing the digital leadership spurs in 4.0 industrial revolution. International Journal of Business, Economics & Management, 3(1), 93-100.