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How Do Smart Cities Impact on Sustainable Urban Growth and on Opportunities for Entrepreneurship? Evidence from Portugal: The Case of Águeda

  • Gonçalo SantinhaEmail author
  • Ana Dias
  • Mário Rodrigues
  • Alexandra Queirós
  • Carlos Rodrigues
  • Nelson Pacheco Rocha
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Part of the Studies on Entrepreneurship, Structural Change and Industrial Dynamics book series (ESID)

Abstract

This chapter presents a case study that illustrates how the local structures of a developing medium-sized city in Portugal have been capable of, in times of public budget shortfalls, introducing structural changes based on the conceptualization of a smart city. Focusing on the case of Águeda, a city whose population is currently around 48 thousand inhabitants and whose economy is heavily based on manufacturing industries, with a predominance of micro-enterprises, the study explores how the concept of smart city has emerged and has been applied in a specific context and accordingly the extent to which public value has been generated.

Keywords

Smart city Label Living lab Collaboration 

Notes

Acknowledgment

The authors express their gratitude to the invaluable cooperation of all interviewees.

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Gonçalo Santinha
    • 1
    Email author
  • Ana Dias
    • 2
  • Mário Rodrigues
    • 3
  • Alexandra Queirós
    • 4
  • Carlos Rodrigues
    • 1
  • Nelson Pacheco Rocha
    • 5
  1. 1.DCSPT & GOVCOPPUniversity of AveiroAveiroPortugal
  2. 2.DEGEIT & GOVCOPPUniversity of AveiroAveiroPortugal
  3. 3.ESTGA & IEETAUniversity of AveiroÁguedaPortugal
  4. 4.ESSUA & IEETAUniversity of AveiroAveiroPortugal
  5. 5.DCM & IEETAUniversity of AveiroAveiroPortugal

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