Title: Evaluating the competitiveness of Indian metro cities: in smart city context

Authors: Harish Kumar; Manoj Kumar Singh; Manmohan Prasad Gupta

Addresses: Department of Management Studies, Indian Institute of Technology, IIT Delhi, New Delhi 110016, India ' Department of Management Studies, Indian Institute of Technology, IIT Delhi, New Delhi 110016, India ' Department of Management Studies, Indian Institute of Technology, IIT Delhi, New Delhi 110016, India

Abstract: The eminent outgrowth rate of urban population and varying conditions need to improve public utilities and various services to its citizens in a particular city. There is a need for smarter, effective, efficient and sustainable cities in developing countries like India. Various urban development initiatives have been planned by the Indian Government for the rapid urbanisation. The objective of this study is to analyse the competitiveness of four main metro cities in India. Various indicators essential for city competitiveness were identified from the extensive literature study. Secondary data was collected for four metro cities, i.e., Delhi, Kolkata, Mumbai and Chennai. Based on city competitive analysis, this study explores about the smart city initiatives which could be implemented for these metro cities to make them smart cities.

Keywords: city competitiveness; smart cities; standardised score; competitive analysis; smart city initiatives.

DOI: 10.1504/IJITM.2017.086866

International Journal of Information Technology and Management, 2017 Vol.16 No.4, pp.333 - 347

Received: 28 Sep 2015
Accepted: 03 Mar 2016

Published online: 19 Jun 2017 *

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