Smart City Transformation: A Lesson Learnt from a Developing Economy

Charoenporn, C., Moolngearn, P., Jangjarat, K., Kraiwanit, T., & Sonsuphap, R. (2023). Smart city transformation: A lesson learnt from a developing economy. Corporate & Business Strategy Review, 4(2), 83–93 (2023)

Posted: 15 Jun 2023 Last revised: 26 Oct 2023

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Tanpat Kraiwanit

Rangsit University Thailand

Kris Jangjarat

Faculty of Economics, Rangsit University

Rattaphong Sonsuphap

Rangsit University

Papon Moolngearn

Rangsit University

Chuleerat Charoenporn

College of Social Innovation, Rangsit University, Thailand

Date Written: April 5, 2023

Abstract

The transformation from a rural to an urban economy has resulted in modifications to population structure, manufacturing processes, and the social and political environment (Ritchie & Roser, 2019). To address urbanisation-related issues, the push toward smart cities has been accelerated (Adiyarta et al., 2020). To turn Pathum Thani, Thailand, into a smart city promptly, a number of problems must be resolved. This research aims to assess the strengths and shortcomings of Pathum Thani’s efforts to become a smart city and to rate the importance of each application domain for smart cities. A representative sample of Pathum Thani locals was examined. For data analysis, the 5-point Likert scale and the priority needs index (PNI) were implemented. The findings show that Pathum Thani’s potential to become a smart city is highest in the field of smart energy and weakest in all other areas. When ranking the significance of the seven application domains, it was crucial to build smart governance first. The findings imply that government agencies should set guidelines for urgent development projects and provide a transparent and sufficient digital infrastructure to facilitate the expansion of business activities in the city.

Keywords: ICT, Internet of Things, Smart City, Urbanisation

Suggested Citation

Kraiwanit, Tanpat and Jangjarat, Kris and Sonsuphap, Rattaphong and Moolngearn, Papon and Charoenporn, Chuleerat, Smart City Transformation: A Lesson Learnt from a Developing Economy (April 5, 2023). Charoenporn, C., Moolngearn, P., Jangjarat, K., Kraiwanit, T., & Sonsuphap, R. (2023). Smart city transformation: A lesson learnt from a developing economy. Corporate & Business Strategy Review, 4(2), 83–93 (2023), Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=4412116

Tanpat Kraiwanit (Contact Author)

Rangsit University Thailand ( email )

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Kris Jangjarat

Faculty of Economics, Rangsit University ( email )

Rattaphong Sonsuphap

Rangsit University ( email )

52/347 Colonel Thaksin Lak Hok
Pathum Thani
Thailand

Papon Moolngearn

Rangsit University ( email )

Thailand

Chuleerat Charoenporn

College of Social Innovation, Rangsit University, Thailand ( email )

52/347 Muang-Ake Phaholyothin Road Lak-Hok Muang
pathumthani 12000
Thailand

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