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
Date Written: October 1, 2014
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
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