Smart Cities, innovation and sustainability: which role for cities in fostering “green” entrepreneurship

Claudia Ghisetti

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This chapter aims at theoretically linking entrepreneurship and institutional conditions in the case of “smart cities”. After discussing how agglomeration economies shape entrepreneurship through the main relevant body of literature, the chapter articulates on the concept of “smart city” and presents a newly collected dataset on a “smart city” for the Emilia-Romagna Region in Northern Italy. Elements that drive improvements in the “smartness” of a city are presented in order to derive policy implications and the theoretical linkages between entrepreneurship, particularly “green” entrepreneurship, and a peculiar case of such an institutional setting as a “smart city”. The absence of proper data to test for a bi-directional causal link between entrepreneurship and smart city is discussed as a limitation of the current analysis and as a research line that deserves further investigation.
Lingua originaleEnglish
Titolo della pubblicazione ospiteSustainability in Innovation and Entrepreneurship
EditorA. Leal-Milan, M. and Leal-Rodriguez, A. L. Peris-Ortiz
Numero di pagine16
Stato di pubblicazionePubblicato - 2018


  • Entrepreneurship
  • Smart Cities


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