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To Be Smart or To Be Alone? Exploring return on investment and problems in smart city

Regander, Alexander LU and Månsson, David (2016) INFM10 20161
Department of Informatics
Abstract (Swedish)
The European Nations foresees a growing population and a trending urbanization which, pose significant health, environmental and social concerns. Municipal decision makers attempt to leverage the smart city concept as a means to maintain the prepossessed living standard in the city because they cannot manage the radical change themselves. However, the smart city concept force municipalities outside their comfort zone and into new collaborations between internal organizations as well as external partnerships with universities, citizen and industries. The new collaborations are riddled with problems that hamper smart city advancements and convolute return on investment. This thesis attempts to further the discussion on return on investment... (More)
The European Nations foresees a growing population and a trending urbanization which, pose significant health, environmental and social concerns. Municipal decision makers attempt to leverage the smart city concept as a means to maintain the prepossessed living standard in the city because they cannot manage the radical change themselves. However, the smart city concept force municipalities outside their comfort zone and into new collaborations between internal organizations as well as external partnerships with universities, citizen and industries. The new collaborations are riddled with problems that hamper smart city advancements and convolute return on investment. This thesis attempts to further the discussion on return on investment and expose the most predominant problems in smart city initiatives from the municipal decision makers’ perspective in mid-sized European cities. (Less)
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author
Regander, Alexander LU and Månsson, David
supervisor
organization
course
INFM10 20161
year
type
H1 - Master's Degree (One Year)
subject
keywords
Smart city, collaboration, return on investments, problems, challenges, information systems, sustainability, Europe
report number
INF16-052
language
English
id
8882148
date added to LUP
2016-06-27 11:07:36
date last changed
2016-06-27 11:07:36
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  abstract     = {The European Nations foresees a growing population and a trending urbanization which, pose significant health, environmental and social concerns. Municipal decision makers attempt to leverage the smart city concept as a means to maintain the prepossessed living standard in the city because they cannot manage the radical change themselves. However, the smart city concept force municipalities outside their comfort zone and into new collaborations between internal organizations as well as external partnerships with universities, citizen and industries. The new collaborations are riddled with problems that hamper smart city advancements and convolute return on investment. This thesis attempts to further the discussion on return on investment and expose the most predominant problems in smart city initiatives from the municipal decision makers’ perspective in mid-sized European cities.},
  author       = {Regander, Alexander and Månsson, David},
  keyword      = {Smart city,collaboration,return on investments,problems,challenges,information systems,sustainability,Europe},
  language     = {eng},
  note         = {Student Paper},
  title        = {To Be Smart or To Be Alone? Exploring return on investment and problems in smart city},
  year         = {2016},
}