Evaluation of managing knowledge related to COVID-19 from a smart cities perspective
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AbstractCOVID-19 has radically transformed many aspects of human life and global society both now and for many years to come. Internet of Things (IoT) and smart connected technologies together with data-driven applications can play a crucial role in facilitating prevention and mitigation measures, and enable prompt enforcement of guidelines, rules, and administrative orders to contain such future outbreaks. However, smart cities applications, sensors and platforms generate huge amounts of data from various sources. Thus, firms need to adopt a set of capabilities to enable gathering, mining, analysing, and integrating massive information in the face of prevention and control of COVID-19. Therefore, managing and controlling COVID-19 pandemic necessitate effective management of its knowledge resources. The aim of this paper is to explore managing knowledge related to COVID-19 from a smart cities’ perspective. The methodological approach for this study is a systematic review of literature. The findings revealed four key themes which are: the need to manage knowledge related to COVID-19; the role of smart cities in managing knowledge related to COVID-19, identifying critical knowledge areas for managing COVID-19 pandemic and the needed change in KM strategies to adapt to COVID-19 management. The paper concludes that the ability to capture, use, manage, and share of knowledge will be a crucial element in managing COVID-19 pandemic. Smart cities, through the advanced deployment of ICT applications have crucial role in managing knowledge related to COVID-19. Therefore, efforts need to be directed towards creating and establishing an open, multi-department dynamic knowledge capturing, sharing and monitoring platforms for a sufficient use of data. Therefore, systems that enable knowledge capturing and sharing and build a continuous communication channel among the various authorities are required.
CitationAbdalla, W., Renukappa, S., Suresh, S. & Nabt, S. A. (2021) Evaluation of managing knowledge related to COVID-19 from a smart cities perspective presented at Recovering from COVID: Responsible Management and Reshaping the Economy, 35th British Academy of Management Conference, the 31st August - 3rd September, Lancaster University Management School, United Kingdom
PublisherBritish Academy of Management
DescriptionThis is the accepted manuscript of a conference paper presented at Recovering from COVID: Responsible Management and Reshaping the Economy, 35th British Academy of Management Conference, the 31st August - 3rd September, Lancaster University Management School, United Kingdom.
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