Urban Competitiveness and the Smart City: An Empirical Analysis in a Developing Country Context
15 Pages Posted: 3 Sep 2019
Date Written: August 30, 2019
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
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