Economics & Sociology

ISSN: 2071-789X eISSN: 2306-3459 DOI: 10.14254/2071-789X
Index PUBMS: f5512f57-a601-11e7-8f0e-080027f4daa0
Article information
Title: Determining factors in becoming a sustainable smart city: An empirical study in Europe
Issue: Vol. 13, No 1, 2020
Published date: 03-2020 (print) / 03-2020 (online)
Journal: Economics & Sociology
ISSN: 2071-789X, eISSN: 2306-3459
Authors: María Teresa Nevado Gil
University of Extremadura, Facultad de Empresas, Finanzas y Turismo, Cáceres, Spain

Luísa Carvalho
Institute Polytechnic of Setúbal, School of Business and Administration, Setúbal & CEFAGE-University of Évora, Portugal

Inna Paiva
Instituto Universitário de Lisboa (ISCTE-IUL), Business Research Unit (BRU-IUL), Lisboa, Portugal
Keywords: smart cities, Europe, sustainability, factors
DOI: 10.14254/2071-789X.2020/13-1/2
Index PUBMS: 6b74b80d-78be-11ea-a0f3-fa163e0fa1a0
Language: English
Pages: 24-39 (16)
JEL classification: H70, O10, Q56
This work was supported by Institute Polytechnic of Setúbal (School of Business and Administration) and Foundation for Science and Technology, grants: UIDB / 00315/2020 and UIDB/04007/2020.

This paper aims firstly to identify differences and similarities between cities according to the activities which are necessary to become a smart city and secondly to identify relevant factors that could influence positions in the smart cities ranking. To achieve these goals, this study uses a quantitative analysis applied to 73 European cities to identify the factors that influence differences between smart cities. The results suggest the formation of clusters around European smart cities and also that cities located geographically in the west of Europe and with governance by women present higher levels in the European Smart Cities rankings.


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