Comparing Study on Smart City Strategies in Berlin and Shanghai
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- Smart city; Open data; Smart community; Case study; Measurement method; Smart city index
Within the framework of this paper the classical approach of strategic management theory shifts its thematic focus from business organizations towards an even more complex system, namely that of cities. As a significant example of urban development approaches, the smart city model has gained large attention by policy makers around the world. In the early 2010s, both, Shanghai and Berlin, implemented their own smart city strategies with the aim of establishing themselves as the leading smart city within their country or even continent. Basing on a multi-case study approach by linking inductive (data-driven) and deductive (theory-driven) methods iteratively, a universal smart city model is developed. Secondly, a quantitative index evaluating the smartness of the case cities is created and applied. Considering the results of the smart city index, the German capital scores higher, but regarding the priorities of the smart city strategies, Shanghai outperforms Berlin. It can be concluded that a top-down approach, as applied in Shanghai, leads to higher scores in smartness if the city’s priorities are considered. A hybrid form, as applied in Berlin, leads to a better ranking in general smartness.
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TY - CONF AU - Lucie Reiber AU - Guanwei Huang PY - 2018/12 DA - 2018/12 TI - Comparing Study on Smart City Strategies in Berlin and Shanghai BT - Proceedings of the Third International Conference on Economic and Business Management (FEBM 2018) PB - Atlantis Press SP - 419 EP - 422 SN - 2352-5428 UR - https://doi.org/10.2991/febm-18.2018.96 DO - 10.2991/febm-18.2018.96 ID - Reiber2018/12 ER -