20 September 2018
The ‘smart city’ concept has evolved over time yet has recurrently emphasized means over ends, i.e. the focus has arguably been on technological inputs rather than people- and firm-centered outputs, set to improve end-user productivity. Additionally, the literature has largely looked at smart cities in mature markets, with developing and transition economies remarkably ignored. An expected contribution of this study is to critically revisit the meaning and scope of a ‘smart city’, developing a working definition for a developing/transition economy context applied to the Mexican city of Puebla. The papers builds on Giffinger’s Smart City model, which is extended to account for relevant developing/transition economy features, by standardizing and aggregating the variables through an exploratory factor analysis.
Last edited: 14 November 2018
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