Urban Competitiveness and the Smart City: An Empirical Analysis in a Developing Country Context

15 Pages Posted: 3 Sep 2019

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Rachel X. Peng

Pennsylvania State University - Donald P. Bellisario College of Communications

Date Written: August 30, 2019

Abstract

This paper examines whether smart city programs, and information technology in general, contribute to urban competitiveness. Using regression analysis, it investigates the contribution of different metrics of the information economy, network society, online government and digital life to the competitiveness of cities. At a more general level, it seeks to measure the benefits of the application of information technology to the economic competitiveness, livability and environmental sustainability of cities. It concludes with guidance for urban development in developing countries.

Keywords: Smart cities, Urban competitiveness, Informational city, China

Suggested Citation

Peng, Xiaoyue, Urban Competitiveness and the Smart City: An Empirical Analysis in a Developing Country Context (August 30, 2019). Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=3445732 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.3445732

Xiaoyue Peng (Contact Author)

Pennsylvania State University - Donald P. Bellisario College of Communications ( email )

University Park, PA 16802
United States

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