Adoption of smart cities strategies in the United Kingdom: An empirical study
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AbstractRapid urbanisation growth is causing a variety of technical and infrastructure-oriented challenges to cities around the world. Therefore, cities urgently need innovative organisational and institutional arrangements to enhance cities performance, liveability and sustainability. Many leaders choose to transform cities into “smart cities.” The aim of this paper is to explore the importance of key smart cities strategies deployed by various SMEs and large organisations in the UK. A web-based questionnaire survey method was employed to collect data. Statistical analyses were undertaken using the Statistical Package for Social Sciences (SPSS). The survey revealed that strategies focus on environmental sustainability, such as smart energy, smart infrastructure, smart waste management, smart mobility, and smart water are the most important smart cities strategies. Whereas strategies such as smart financing, smart surveillance, smart manufacturing, and smart governance are less important. The paper concludes that it is necessary to cities to recognise the important smart cities strategies that reflect and respond to citizens’ needs and interests.
CitationAbdalla, W., Renukappa, S. and Suresh, S. (2020) Adoption of smart cities strategies in the United Kingdom: An empirical study. BAM 2020 Conference in the Cloud, 2nd-4th September, 2020.
PublisherBritish Academy of Management
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