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Driving Factors of Smart City Construction in China—An Exploratory Method by Grounded Theory and Empirical Research

  1. School of Economics and Management, Tongji University, Shanghai 200092, China
Version 1 : Received: 25 August 2016 / Approved: 26 August 2016 / Online: 26 August 2016 (11:18:30 CEST)

How to cite: Cui, Q.; Wang, G. Driving Factors of Smart City Construction in China—An Exploratory Method by Grounded Theory and Empirical Research. Preprints 2016, 2016080210 (doi: 10.20944/preprints201608.0210.v1). Cui, Q.; Wang, G. Driving Factors of Smart City Construction in China—An Exploratory Method by Grounded Theory and Empirical Research. Preprints 2016, 2016080210 (doi: 10.20944/preprints201608.0210.v1).

Abstract

Driving factors of smart city construction are exploratively studied by grounded theory method based on text sources from journal papers in SCI and CSSCI databases. Initial scale of driving factors about smart city construction is obtained on the basis of above analyses. This paper modifies measuring items of the initial scale with a small sample pretest and reliability test, then forms final items by exploratory factor analysis. According to the above scale, questionnaires are designed to obtain empirical data, and confirmatory factor analysis is used to verify further validity and reliability of the scale. The results show that driving factors of smart city construction include three main dimensions: problem-oriented factors, business- or technology-driven factors and endogenous development requirements.

Subject Areas

smart city; smart city construction; urban sustainability; driving factors; grounded theory; empirical research

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