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Setting Foundations for the Creation of Public Value in Smart Cities

  • Manuel Pedro Rodriguez Bolivar
  • Provides the most up-to-date information on important developments regarding e-participation in smart cities worldwide

  • Analyzes studies on smart technologies and their link to e-participation

  • Presents a diversity of ideas and research scholars in several different fields, giving the book a broad appeal to students, researchers, and practitioners alike


Part of the Public Administration and Information Technology book series (PAIT, volume 35)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-viii
  2. Introduction

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Manuel Pedro Rodríguez Bolívar
      Pages 3-13
  3. Defining Public Value Creation Under the Smart Cities Context: A Literature Review Analysis

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 15-15
    2. Alessia C. Neuroni, Stephan Haller, Willem van Winden, Vicente Carabias-Hütter, Onur Yildirim
      Pages 49-76
  4. Foundations of Public Value Creation Under Smart Cities

  5. Smart Technologies Implemented in Public Sector Entities for Improving Public Value Creation of the City

  6. Organizational Issues in the Public Value Creation of Smart Technologies in Public Sector Entities

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 223-223
    2. Anthony Simonofski, Monique Snoeck, Benoît Vanderose
      Pages 225-245
  7. Conclusions

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 269-269
    2. Manuel Pedro Rodríguez Bolívar
      Pages 271-280
  8. Back Matter
    Pages 281-287

About this book


 This book seeks to contribute to prior research facing the discussion about public value creation in Smart Cities and the role of governments.  In the early 21st century, the rapid transition to a highly urbanized population has made societies and their governments around the world to be meeting unprecedented challenges regarding key themes such as sustainability, new governance models and the creation of networks. Also, cities today face increasing challenges when it comes to providing advanced (digital) services to their constituency. The use of information and communication technologies (usually ICTs) and data is thought to rationalize and improve government and have the potential to transform governance and organizational issues. These questions link up to the ever-evolving concept of Smart Cities. In fact, the rise of the Smart City and Smart City thinking is a direct response to such challenges, as well as providing a means of integrating fast evolving technology into our living environment.   

This focus on the public value creation in Smart Cities could be of interest for academics, researchers, policy-makers, public managers, international organizations and technical experts involved in and responsible for the governance, development and design of Smart Cities 


e-government e-participation smart cities public policy technology communications

Editors and affiliations

  • Manuel Pedro Rodriguez Bolivar
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Accounting and FinanceUniversity of GranadaGranadaSpain

About the editors

Prof. Manuel Pedro Rodríguez Bolívar is Professor in Accounting at the University of Granada. He has authored numerous articles in international journals, among them we can highlight Public Money & Management, Government Information Quarterly, Public Administration and Development, Online Information Review, International Review of Administrative Sciences, American Review of Public Administration, ABACUS, Academia. Revista Latinoamericana de Administración, International Public Management Journal, Environmental Education Research, INNOVAR, Transylvanian Review of Administrative Sciences, Journal of Environmental Policy & Planning, Lex Localis. Journal of Local Self Government, Applied Economics, CLAD. Reforma y Democracia, Journal of Environmental Planning and Management, Information Technology for Development, Journal of Policy Modeling, Electronic Commerce Research, Internet Research, Social Science Computer Review and Administration & Society. He has been also the author of several book chapters published in Routledge, Kluwer Academic Publishers, Springer, Nova Publishers and IGI Global, and is author of full-length books published by the Ministry of Economy and Finance in Spain. He is also editor of books in Springer, member of the Editorial Board of Government Information Quarterly and Associate Editor in other leading international journals.

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