Authors: Yuan Liu; June Wei; Angel Francisco Carrete Rodriguez
Addresses: School of Management, Zhejiang University, Hangzhou 310058, China ' College of Business, University of West Florida, Pensacola, Florida 32514, USA ' College of Business, Florida Atlantic University, Boca Raton, FL33433, USA
Abstract: This paper developed an assessment model for smart cities. Specifically, it first developed a smart city strategic model by combining the smart activities together aiming at improving the value of people's living quality in a city. Second, the smart activities in the developed model were decomposed into a set of smart tactical elements. Third, a relative-weighted assessment method was proposed to assess the smart city level. The results of this research will provide strategies on how to transform cities into smart cities by accelerating the adoption of smart technologies and smart systems. The paper will also assist city administrators and top-level managers when they make tactical decisions on building a smart city and to improve people's living quality in a city.
Keywords: smart cities; strategic VCM; value chain management; living value; city administration; smart technologies; smart systems; quality of life.
International Journal of Mobile Communications, 2014 Vol.12 No.4, pp.346 - 359
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