Benchmarking of European smart cities - a maturity model and web-based self-assessment tool

Autor(en): Warnecke, Danielle
Wittstock, Rikka
Teuteberg, Frank 
Stichwörter: Benchmark; Business & Economics; Business, Finance; CITY; DESIGN SCIENCE RESEARCH; Environmental Sciences & Ecology; Environmental Studies; FRAMEWORK; Green & Sustainable Science & Technology; INDEX; INDICATORS; INNOVATION; LESSONS; Management; Maturity model; METHODOLOGY; PUBLIC MANAGEMENT; Science & Technology - Other Topics; Self-assessment; Smart city; Smart mobility; SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT
Erscheinungsdatum: 2019
Herausgeber: EMERALD GROUP PUBLISHING LTD
Journal: SUSTAINABILITY ACCOUNTING MANAGEMENT AND POLICY JOURNAL
Volumen: 10
Ausgabe: 4, SI
Startseite: 654
Seitenende: 684
Zusammenfassung: 
Purpose Benchmarks provide a strategic tool for assessing the sustainability impacts of urban development. Addressing the need for practitioners to evaluate their initiatives, track progress and determine their competitive position, this paper aims to introduce the conception and implementation of a smart city maturity assessment and benchmarking tool. Design/methodology/approach Following a design science approach, application objectives are defined based on a review of literature and related benchmarking tools. Focusing on a subset of functions for the prototype version, these objectives are operationalized by development of a smart mobility maturity model, indicator set and survey. A two-step evaluation by means of a test run using data of five cities and expert interviews confirms the tool's functionality. Findings Compliance with the defined objectives is achieved by implementation of a Web-based self-assessment tool using objective indicators. Future development iterations are to integrate additional smart city action fields. Originality/value Enabling practitioners to self-evaluate their initiatives, providing the option to track progress and supplying guidance for improving a city' standing, the proposed solution represents a novel form of knowledge transfer.
ISSN: 20408021
DOI: 10.1108/SAMPJ-03-2018-0057

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