Innovation and Risk Mitigation Measures for the Successful Implementation of Smart Government in Dubai

  • H. DaliEmail author
  • Khalid Al Marri
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Civil Engineering book series (LNCE, volume 43)


The world is witnessing a rapid development in every aspect of life that puts unprecedented pressure on businesses, especially the ones involving cutting-edge products, services and programs such as SMART Governments, whereas the problem with this virtual style of Government has always been escorted with high risk due to the vulnerability nature of cyber space. Before launching new products or introducing new programs, organisations must be heedful of market analysis, and the identification and assessment of risks occurrences and severities. This research will emphasis on the risk management plans and framework in the innovation arena besides exploring the relation between Risk management and Innovation, to set the bar for the recent SMART government in Dubai which uses technology to enhance plans, decision making, public services and democracy. The vision of Dubai Government to employ innovation to achieve happiness, that is why a number of interviews has been conducted with important names in the field to discover the relationship between the innovation and risk management to be able to choose the right risk management plan for this new project. The study will have a great impact on the SMART Government decision making process to be able to benefit the most from innovation and will enhance smart plans which has to be sit in this very early stage of the initiative. SMART government project is a pioneering hub that should set a great example for other countries to follow, and only by the right management team, suitable risk management plans such as Lee Mortimer’s 1995, and professional framework that aim could be fulfilled. Further studies should be conducted in the future investigating this arena.


Smart plans Risk management frameworks Smart government Leadership Innovation ecosystem Innovation theory 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Business and LawThe British University in DubaiDubaiUnited Arab Emirates
  2. 2.Department of Engineering and ITThe British University in DubaiDubaiUnited Arab Emirates

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