Development of a Smart City and its Adoption and Acceptance: The Case of New Songdo

COMMUNICATIONS & STRATEGIES, no. 96, 4th quarter 2014, p.113

16 Pages Posted: 28 Jul 2015  

Nir Kshetri

University of North Carolina (UNC) at Greensboro - Bryan School of Business & Economics

Lailani L. Alcantara

Ritsumeikan Asia Pacific University

Yonghoon Park

Ritsumeikan Asia Pacific University

Date Written: October 1, 2014

Abstract

South Korea's new Songdo city provides a spectacular example of a smart city, which is developed as an aerotropolis, and a ubiquitous city (U-City). An intriguing aspect of the development of the new Songdo city is that supportive formal and informal institutions are the primary reason why the U.S.-developed smart city technologies have been first implemented in Korea rather than anywhere else. Nonetheless, these institutions also pose challenges that are yet to overcome. This article aims to provide new insights into how formal and informal institutions have shaped the development of the new Songdo city and its adoption and acceptance by the targeted end users.

Keywords: smart city, new Songdo city, South Korea, formal and informal institutions, ubiquitous city, aerotropolis

JEL Classification: L5, O2, O3

Suggested Citation

Kshetri, Nir and Alcantara, Lailani L. and Park, Yonghoon, Development of a Smart City and its Adoption and Acceptance: The Case of New Songdo (October 1, 2014). COMMUNICATIONS & STRATEGIES, no. 96, 4th quarter 2014, p.113. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2636412

Nir Kshetri (Contact Author)

University of North Carolina (UNC) at Greensboro - Bryan School of Business & Economics ( email )

401 Bryan Building
Greensboro, NC 27402-6179
United States
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Lailani L. Alcantara

Ritsumeikan Asia Pacific University

1-1 Jumonjibaru
Beppu City, Oita 874-8577
Japan

Yonghoon Park

Ritsumeikan Asia Pacific University ( email )

1-1 Jumonjibaru
Beppu City, Oita 874-8577
Japan

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