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Nicoleta Petrica

Proceedings of the INTERNATIONAL MANAGEMENT CONFERENCE, 2017, vol. 11, issue 1, 898-904

Abstract: This paper discusses how we consider a certain city to be smart, assessing several smart cities of the world that managed to implement integrated strategies, thereby becoming role models for other capitals of the world. Due to the absence of a precise ideology, we shall explore the current working definitions. Many views are under debate, on what a smart city actually means. From some researchers’ perspective, a city is smart by the innovation that was done in technology. Others say that a smart city means a change in its public administration. Few research works were undertaken from the perspective of organizational and management innovation, while specific literature is rich in technological innovations. This paper presents the efforts took by various cities in the world in order to become smart cities, and therefore they are an example of best practices in management and public policies, and also in technologies used. We shall discuss the needs of sustainable and functional strategies, as well as solutions and risks involved by transformation into a smart city.

Keywords: smart city; sustainable development; management innovation; urban growth (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Date: 2017
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