Manuel Pedro Rodríguez Bolívar

Manuel Pedro Rodríguez Bolívar
University of Granada | UGR · Department of Accounting and Finance

Full Professor- University of Granada (Spain)
Smart Cities; Blockchain; Open Government

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Introduction
1) Included into 100,000 top-scientists in the world (years 2019, 2020 and 2021) -https://elsevier.digitalcommonsdata.com/datasets/btchxktzyw/4. 2) Ed. in Chief of Public Adm. & Inform. Technology -Springer-, Int. Jo. of Public Adm. in the Digital Age & Sustainability. 3) Ed. Board of Government Inform. Quarterly, informatics and other journals. 4) Adv. Committee DYNA Management Journal. 5) Research profiles: ORCID ID: 0000-0001-8959-7664; Scopus ID: 8611687900; Research ID: K-2911-2012
Additional affiliations
July 2015 - present
University of Granada
Position
  • General Director of Economic and Financial Affairs
December 2010 - July 2015
University of Granada
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  • Director of the Economic Office
January 1997 - June 2015
University of Granada
Position
  • Professor (Full)

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Publications (196)
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Governments increasingly promote the adoption of smart initiatives based on the intensive use of information and communication technologies (ICTs) to face urban challenges and improve the quality of life of citizens. Multiple styles of smart initiatives have been developed, depending on the government leadership, the level of participation, collabo...
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Although public procurement accounts for a substantial share of the GDP and is recognised as a relevant aspect in public administrations, it is not always conducted efficiently and transparently. In this regard, the evaluation of these aspects in public procurement processes is essential and it is mainly focused on the analysis of both competition...
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The Open Government Data (OGD) projects have spread rapidly in recent years, given that they involve a great transformative potential, whose aims to guarantee transparent government and stimulate the participation and citizenry engagement. It seems that there is a lack of studies analysing factors regarding both the access to OG projects and the vo...
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The COVID-19 pandemic has introduced important challenges into public management models in all levels of public administrations, with special focus on the local government level due to both the impact of pandemics in the local space and the impact of public policies on the quality of life of the citizenry. The experience in facing this COVID-19 pan...
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Purpose This study aims to conduct performance and clustering analyses with the help of Digital Government Reference Library (DGRL) v16.6 database examining the role of emerging technologies (ETs) in public services delivery. Design/methodology/approach VOSviewer and SciMAT techniques were used for clustering and mapping the use of ETs in the publ...
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The emergence of information and communication technologies (ICTs) has put emphasis on the open government approach (OG), provoking a cultural change in both the citizenry (demanding new ways of collaborating with public administration and more openness in government), and in the public administrations (adapting their structures and processes to su...
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The COVID-19 pandemic situation has had unprecedented negative consequences in the tourism sector, especially in the hotel industry, which has implied negative shocks directly and indirectly in city revenues, employment and economy. Recent research has indicated that technology is becoming central in finding solutions for tourism recovery through t...
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Purpose This paper aims to analyse how emerging technologies (ETs) impact on improving performance in disaster management (DM) processes and, concretely, their impact on the performance according to the different phases of the DM cycle (preparedness, response, recovery and mitigation). Design/methodology/approach The methodology is based on a syst...
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This paper identifies some of the important factors that influence the financial sustainability of regional governments. Data from all of Spain’s regional governments show that unemployment, immigrant population, dependent population, structure of revenues and expenditures, and the source of debt had impacts on financial sustainability. This paper...
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Cities are developing strategies to deal with the complex challenges of global change and sustainability. These initiatives have involved the implementation of Information and Communication Technologies (ICTs) as a good driver for achieving sustainability because digital transformation can boost sustainable development strategies, providing opportu...
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In the last years, the creation of public value in the smart cities (SC) is conceived as a strategic approach to public management based on the promotion of networked governance with the aim at improving the quality of life (QoL) of the cities’ residents (Rodríguez Bolívar, Proceedings of the 52nd Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences,...
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Prior research has indicated that institutional stakeholders influence the elaboration of regulatory frameworks by seeking to maximize their institutional power to achieve favorable policy outcomes. In recent years, Blockchain services regulation has been issued with the aim at influencing the process of technological change and diffusion. Based on...
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Two main trends are converging in the urban areas in the last years: on one hand, the implementation of ICTs as strategic tools in the cities to become them smart, and on another hand, based in the intergenerational equity concept, the United Nations have proposed to achieve sustainable development goals in these urban spaces. Both trends are joini...
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Universities are now becoming more active in the field of Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR). Nevertheless, they do not appear to be granting the same degree of importance to the dissemination of these activities. This article analyses the voluntary corporate social responsibility information disclosed by leading USA universities. We created sev...
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This book discusses blockchain technology and its potential applications in digital government and the public sector. With its robust infrastructure and append-only record system, blockhain technology is being increasingly employed in the public sector, specifically where trustworthiness and security are of importance. Written by leading scholars a...
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This book constitutes the proceedings of the 20th IFIP WG 8.5 International Conference on Electronic Government, EGOV 2021, held in Granada, Spain, in September 2021, in conjunction with the IFIP WG 8.5 IFIP International Conference on Electronic Participation (ePart 2021) and the International Conference for E-Democracy and Open Government Confere...
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This edited volume discusses digital transformation in the context of the COVID-19 pandemic. In the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic and the widespread lockdown policies that followed, digital technologies were touted as an effective means towards ensuring continuity and minimal interruption of day-to-day operations for businesses and other institutio...
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City governments around the world are turning cities into smart ecosystems, undertaking a great bulk of smart initiatives in different domains with the aim at improving efficiency in public services and making city governments more transparent and accountable. Some smart projects implemented in different domains are considered as isolated islands n...
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In recent years city governments have rethought and changed their governing routines, procedures and processes, to better understand citizens’ needs, implementing Open Government Strategies. Our study analyzes the use of technological channels available to citizens by local governments to improve transparency and citizens’ participation and collabo...
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The Smart Cities’ projects favor the improvement and efficiency in public services, as well as the dis-closure and access more information, offering extraordinary opportunities for cities to spark a new wave of wealth creation. However, despite the relevance and complexity of designing strategic planning for smart city development, it continues to...
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The analysis of e-Government is of particular importance in developing countries because it constitutes a central element in the process of modernizing public administrations and strengthening governance within democratic societies. This chapter seeks to analyze the research efforts and directions in the field of e-Government performed in developin...
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e-Government is a research topic that arouses the interest of many researchers all around the world. So, we can find a large number of studies and research projects published about this topic. Given the large number of articles that exist in the literature, it is not possible to get an idea of the evolution shown by the field of study and see the t...
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This book constitutes the proceedings of the 19th IFIP WG 8.5 International Conference on Electronic Government, EGOV 2020, held in Linköping, Sweden, in August/September 2020, in conjunction with the IFIP WG 8.5 IFIP International Conference on Electronic Participation (ePart 2020) and the International Conference for E-Democracy and Open Governme...
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While the financial sector was the first to investigate the potential of Blockchain, and in more general terms, Distributed Ledger Technology (DLT), with an initial focus on digital currencies including cryptocurrencies such as Bitcoin and Ether, the study of potential uses of this technology is gradually expanding to also include other areas of ap...
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In recent years, financial sustainability (FS) of public policies has become a key concept in all governmental levels due to the need for ensuring public services delivery for future generations. Prior research has been focused on the financial sustainability in local governments (LGs) although its findings suggested the need to analyze this magnit...
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With the advent of smart cities (SCs), governance has been placed at the core of the debate on how to create public value and achieve a high quality of life in urban environments. In particular, given that public value is rooted in democratic theory and new technologies that promote networking spaces have emerged, citizen participation represents o...
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Smart cities are fostering the interaction, collaboration and involvement of citizens in the city management models. To achieve this aim, technological tools like city mobile apps are being used for redefining the way citizens interact with smart cities. This paper seeks to analyse the demographic profile of citizens regarding the use of local gove...
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In recent years, the financial sustainability of local authorities has been recognised as a concept of crucial importance in ensuring that public services may continue to be delivered to future generations. Although many European countries have implemented programmes to enhance their financial sustainability, local authorities are characterised by...
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In recent years, the financial sustainability of local authorities has been recognised as a concept of crucial importance in ensuring that public services may continue to be delivered to future generations. Although many European countries have implemented programmes to enhance their financial sustainability, local authorities are characterised by...
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Distributed ledger technologies (DLTs) such as Blockchain appear to have disruptive economic potential to traditional finance-sector and non-financial markets as the success of crypto currencies demonstrates. While traditional financial and securities markets are highly regulated, DLT transactions and exchanges have so far widely remained unregulat...
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The implementation of OG initiatives is favoring reforms moving public administrations to more collaborative and participative spaces with stakeholders. In Spain, fostered by the issuance of legislation, governments have formulated numerous action plans with the intention of achieving the objectives included in European Digital Agenda. This paper s...
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In the late twentieth century, with the advance of the new developments in Information and Communication Technologies (ICTs), a new variation of the discourse of common good was initiated and framed as the public value (PV) approach. Therefore, it is necessary to undertake research that makes proposals about the PV definition, measurement and manag...
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Public value creation is the new lens for analyzing smart cities. Based on participative governance models, local governments in smart cities must provide the tools and context to foster citizen engagement in public decisions and co-creation of public services. All this have to be addressed to increase the quality of life of citizens in their urban...
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In the last years, cities are actively developing strategies towards the goal of becoming "smart" with the promise of producing a higher quality of life (QLF) for citizens in the urban environment. This paper seeks to analyze whether smart cities are those with a higher QLF in the urban environment as well as to investigate the smart dimensions tha...
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The environment and context of SCs has favoured the technological and innovative spaces to increase the citizen participation which enables the participation and cooperation among governments, citizens and organizations. Nonetheless, despite the relevance of this topic, scholars have highlighted that little research has focused on actual practices...
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The context of SCs favors the technological and innovative spaces to increase the citizen participation. In this book, we have tried to analyze what are the models and the circumstances under which public managers and politicians work to implement SCs. The contributions in this book have highlighted that governments have tried to offer different to...
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This book constitutes the proceedings of the 18th IFIP WG 8.5 International Conference on Electronic Government, EGOV 2019, held in San Benedetto del Tronto, Italy, in September 2019, in conjunction with the IFIP WG 8.5 IFIP International Conference on Electronic Participation (ePart 2019) and the International Conference for E-Democracy and Open G...
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This book seeks to contribute to prior research facing the discussion about public value creation in Smart Cities and the role of governments. In the early 21st century, the rapid transition to a highly urbanized population has made societies and their governments around the world to be meeting unprecedented challenges regarding key themes such as...
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This book relies on the conceptual model of Open Government (OG), focusing on transparency and, concretely, in open data initiatives at the local government context with the aim of improving participation and collaboration. Most Open Government models are centered on three pillars: transparency, participation and collaboration. Transparency is a cr...
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Many of the challenges to be faced by smart cities surpass the capacities, capabilities, and reaches of their traditional institutions and their classical processes of governing, and therefore new and innovative forms of governance are needed to meet these challenges. According to the network governance literature, governance models in public admin...
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Purpose – The purpose of this paper is to obtain new knowledge about the accounting measurement of financial sustainability in local governments, by studying the influence of political factors on the evolution of income statements. Design/methodology/approach – This paper analyses income statements of Spanish municipalities from 2006 to 2014, toget...
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This book analyzes e-participation in smart cities. In recent decades, information and communication technologies (ICT) have played a key role in the democratic political and governance process by allowing easier interaction between governments and citizens, and the increased ability of citizens to participate in the production chain of public serv...
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The availability of ubiquitous ICT infrastructures in smart cities stimulates the development of new services and applications, and creates environments more efficient in collaborative problem-solving and innovation. This chapter looks at the use of new technologies by city governments in smart cities with the aim at improving e-services and at fac...
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In the study of public administration, e-government has been the focus of significant studies, and this number has been growing in recent years. This introduction to the virtual special issue of JPART on e-government highlights key contributions of selected JPART articles to the knowledge about information and technologies in government. In that se...
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The rapid transition to a highly urbanized population has made cities to be actively developing strategies towards the goal of becoming "smart" with the promise of producing higher quality of life for citizens with the inclusion of the "innovativeness, participation, collaboration and co-ordination" in the urban environment. Nonetheless, there is a...
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The environment and context of SCs has favoured the technological and innovative spaces to increase the citizen participation and cooperation among governments, citizens and organizations. Nonetheless, scholars have highlighted that little research has focused on actual practices of citizen involvement in smart cities so far. This study seeks to lo...
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This paper seeks to analyse the use of new technologies by city governments in smart cities with the aim at improving e-participation of the citizenry in the public arena. To achieve this aim, this paper performs an e-survey sent to leading European smart cities about the relevance of collaborative governance in strategies of cities, the main pilla...
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Many of the challenges to be faced by smart cities surpass the capacities, capabilities, and reaches of their traditional institutions and their classical processes of governing, and therefore new and innovative forms of governance are needed to meet these challenges. According to the network governance literature, governance models in public admin...
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With the public finance crisis, the analysis of financial sustainability in governments, its influential factors, and the examination of politicians' perceptions about them have become relevant. In fact, it could be necessary to know whether politicians perceive as drivers or risk factors of financial sustainability those variables that prior resea...
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This chapter debates the current situation about the definition and measurement of financial sustainability, as well as its links with the concept of intergenerational equity. To achieve this aim, the chapter joins the experience of the prior research of the author of this chapter with the findings obtained by the authors of the chapters of this bo...
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This study presents a science mapping approach to analysing the thematic evolution of e-Participation research. We combine different bibliometric tools to analyse the evolution of the cognitive structure of this research topic, allowing us to discover the most prominent, productive and highest-impact subfields. In addition, we are able to identify...
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Purpose This paper is framed under the relevance of collaborative governance models in smart cities that are members of the EUROCITIES network and are involved in a working group about “creative citizenship” and seeks to analyse the use of new technologies by city governments in smart cities with the aim at improving e-participation of the citizen...
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Public agencies are being pressured for innovation, driving service delivery towards a more personalized, outcome-driven, participative, efficient and collaborative model. This paper captures the perception of policymakers responsible of strategies for e-government in local governments about the influence of Web 2.0 technologies on: (a) the design...
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Policy informatics and Social Network Analysis are new set of theories seeking to explain how governments are embracing new technologies for improving policy making and relational links with citizens. Under this framework, local governments are now moving to the creation of networks for making public decisions and monitoring public actions. This ch...
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The growing participation in social networking sites is altering the nature of social relations and changing the nature of political and public dialogue. This paper aims to contribute to the current debate on Web 2.0 technologies and their implications for local governance, through the identification of the perceptions of policy makers in local gov...
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This chapter provides a roadmap of the book, and seeks to offer a vision of the problem in implementing e-government initiatives in developing countries. To achieve this aim, this chapter makes brief overview of the conclusions obtained in the analysis of the policies implemented by international organizations, the actions taken by specific countri...
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This book chapter analyses past experiences in the implementation of e-government in developing countries to learn lessons for improving its implementation in the future, which could help to achieve more transparent, participative and democratic societies. To achieve this aim, a systematic review on e-government research has been performed to exami...
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This book examines the introduction of smart technologies into public administrations and the organizational issues caused by these implementations, and the potential of information and communication technologies (ICTs) to rationalize and improve government, transform governance and organizational issues, and address economic, social, and environme...
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This book provides an examination of e-government frameworks and maturity stages in governments around the world, including an overview of the legal frameworks that have supported them. Divided into three sections, the first part of this book analyses the theoretical context of current policies, codes of best practice and their implementation. The...
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The growth of smart cities is forcing governments to focus their efforts on increasing public value creation. Based on prior research and perceptions of city practitioners in European smart cities, this paper analyses public value creation in regard to smart cities. It examines the model of citizen participation, the responsibility for smart city d...
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The growth of smart cities is forcing governments to focus their efforts on increasing public value creation. Based on prior research and perceptions of city practitioners in European smart cities, this paper analyses public value creation in regard to smart cities. It examines the model of citizen participation, the responsibility for smart city d...
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Purpose The purpose of this paper is to analyse the influence of perceptions of pressure from stakeholders on the managers of state-owned enterprises (SOEs) regarding the need to implement socially responsible policies in the supply chain and to disclose corporate social responsibility (CSR) information. The authors also analyse the benefits percei...
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This study presents a science mapping approach to analysing the thematic evolution of the e-Government field. We combine different bibliometric tools to analyse the evolution of the cognitive structure of this research topic, allowing us to discover the dynamics over different years and detecting the most prominent, productive, and highest-impact s...
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Public sector plays an essential role in the development of a country and the provision of a wide range of public services. However, the financial and economic crisis has undermined the public administrations’ capacity of continuing to provide public services to society without reducing their quality and amount. Under this framework, international...
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This book has sought to make a critical view of financial sustainability in public administration. In this section, a trip across all chapters included in the book is performed, highlighting the main results of the research undertaken in each one of them. All these chapters make high-quality contributions into financial sustainability research and...
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Due to the economic and financial crisis, the international organizations, especially the EU, have pointed out the necessity of studying government financial sustainability focusing on the demographic changes in order to identify potential drivers and risk factors. Indeed, the EU explains that the birth rate and the immigrant population could help...
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This book analyses the methods used to assess financial sustainability as defined by the International Federation of Accountants (IFAC). Recently, there have been calls to consider sustainability as a fundamental guiding principle in public management. The financial and economic crisis has spurred a demand for greater financial sustainability in pu...
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The public administration sector, including state owned enterprises (SOEs), has developed various types of information disclosure practice, in response to stakeholders’ demands, in parallel with developments in the private sector. This paper analyses the corporate social responsibility (CSR) information disclosed by SOEs and the influence exerted b...
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Prior research has indicated that information transparency in governments depends on institutional and environmental factors. Nonetheless, previous studies show heterogeneity in the results, and the academic researchers cannot make consistent conclusions. It makes it difficult to know the behavior of governments regarding their information policies...
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The growth of smart cities is forcing governments to focus their efforts on the increase of public value creation. Based on a literature review of prior research and on a questionnaire about the perception of city practitioners in European smart cities included in the EUROCITIES network, this paper seeks to analyze the public value creation under t...
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The growing participation in social networking sites is altering the nature of social relations and changing the nature of political and public dialogue. This paper contributes to the current debate on Web 2.0 technologies and their implications for local governance, identifying the perceptions of policy makers on the use of Web 2.0 in providing pu...
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The growing participation in social networking sites is altering the nature of social relations and changing the nature of political and public dialogue. This article contributes to the current debate on Web 2.0 technologies and their implications for local governance through the identification of governance models to be adopted by local government...
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Information transparency and accountability in public administration have been traditional demands required by citizens in democratic societies that, in any case, have been favored in recent years by the scenario of financial crisis and government openness to a more global context. The implementation of new technologies has allowed to meet, in part...
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Currently, e-Government is considered one of the main issues in government agendas, a central part of changes in public administrations, and an innovative feature in management and accountability. Although many research studies have underpinned this topic from different perspectives, there is no a perceived consensus among experts about its relevan...
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En la actualidad el e-Gobierno es considerado uno de los principales temas incluidos en las agendas gubernamentales, parte central de la transformación de las administraciones públicas, e innovación en la gestión y rendición de cuentas. Aunque muchas han sido las investigaciones llevadas a cabo sobre esta temática desde diferentes perspectivas, no...
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This paper contributes to the current debate on Web 2.0 technologies and their implications for local governance through the analysis of the perceptions of policy makers of local governments about the governance model to be adopted in the management of Web 2.0 applications for the delivery of public services. Also this paper analyses political fact...
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In many countries, the economic crisis brought high volumes of deficit and debt in public entities, which jeopardized the ability of governments to continue providing public services and caused considerable imbalances of economic growth in different regions. In this context, from the recognition of the linkage between economic development and effic...
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The growth of smart cities is forcing governments to think the need to advance in the implementation of information and communication technologies (ICTs) for the improvement of the citizenry’s participation in decision-making processes, the increasing efficiency of public services, and the improvement of transparency and accountability. In this reg...
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Governing the smart city: a review of the literature on smart urban governance Academic attention to smart cities and their governance is growing rapidly, but the fragmentation in approaches makes for a confusing debate. This article brings some structure to the debate by analyzing a corpus of 51 publications and mapping their variation. The analys...
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Many of the challenges to be faced by smart cities surpass the capacities, capabilities, and reaches of their traditional institutions and their classical processes of governing, and therefore new and innovative forms of governance are needed to meet these challenges. According to the network governance literature, governance models in public admin...
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This study presents an approach to analyze the thematic evolution of e-Government field. We combine different bibliometric tools to analyze the evolution of the cognitive structure of this research topic, allowing us to discover important knowledge related to its themes and thematic areas. Also, we are able to identify thematic areas and show their...

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Smart cities have placed an emphasis on the need to implement more open and collaborative governance models for city management with the aim of both assisting societies toward better democratic systems and implementing sustainable development principles through global partnership. In this context, emerging technologies (such as the Internet of Things (IoT), Big Data, chatbots or blockchain) are opening new ways for citizens to become more directly involved in public governance, offering new possibilities to improve government transparency, citizen collaboration, and citizen participation. These technologies are not only implemented as isolated islands or projects but also included as necessary technological tools into wider smart initiatives, making them more effective and efficient. This way, while blockchain has been applied in eDemocracy platforms as a new pattern of management among the agents that participate in the public sphere, chatbots have been proposed in Open Data projects to provide support and better access of citizens to data collections. The current rapid development and adaption of these emerging technologies to existing practices makes this topic interesting, as does the lack of empirical evidence on the novel implementation of these emerging technologies and its impact on improving smart governance models in smart cities, communities, rural areas, and regions, both of which motivated us to launch this Special Issue. Topics of interest in this Special Issue include but are not limited to the following: Use of blockchain, IoT, Big data or chatbots to improve government transparency; Integration of emerging technologies for more collaborative and participative governments; Open Government projects based on the use of emerging technologies; Comparative studies in using emerging technologies for improving smart governance in city management; Case studies of emerging technologies integration in smart initiatives; Determinants in the use and implementation of emerging technologies in smart urban areas. In brief, we invite papers that analyze the link between emerging technologies and improvement of new smart governance models implemented in cities, communities, rural areas, or regions. These papers can be focused on the impact of different emerging technologies in the achievement of more open, accountable, and collaborative governments. Additionally, scholars are invited to submit papers analyzing the institutional and/or contextual conditions of the implementation of these emerging technologies to improve government transparency, citizen collaboration, and citizen participation. In any case, this Special Issue will mainly focus on empirical papers, including case studies, comparative case studies (that involve different countries or disciplines), and surveys. Finally, empirical studies about emerging technologies and their impact on citizens’ quality of life will be welcome.