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Do Not Forget About Smart Towns : How to Bring Customized Digital Innovation to Rural Areas

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Hosseini, Sabiölla ; Frank, Leonhard ; Fridgen, Gilbert ; Heger, Sebastian:
Do Not Forget About Smart Towns : How to Bring Customized Digital Innovation to Rural Areas.
In: Business & Information Systems Engineering. Vol. 60 (March 2018) Issue 3 . - pp. 243-257.
ISSN 1867-0202
DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/s12599-018-0536-2

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To date, research on smart cities has primarily focused on urban congested areas. As this paper points out, it is becoming ever more important to look at intermediate and thinly populated regions like towns and rural areas as arenas for digital innovation. By following a multi-phase research process, we examine towns’ highly individual needs in an exploratory way, derive key aspects from recent literature that can serve to mitigate or solve their problems, and present an open innovation process by way of integrating local context factors, local stakeholders, and suitable information and communication technology solutions. Our objective is to develop a first digital innovation approach in a field that has so far been scarcely considered. We conduct a case study which demonstrates the applicability and effectiveness of our innovation approach in a small town in southern Germany and derive first important lessons learned. Thereby, the concept of an innovation ecosystem reveals a promising solution to face the challenges of the investigated town.

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Item Type: Article in a journal
Refereed: Yes
Keywords: Digitalization; Open Innovation; Open Innovation Framework; Innovation Ecosystem; Rural Areas; Smart City; Smart Town
Institutions of the University: Faculties > Faculty of Law, Business and Economics > Department of Business Administration
Faculties > Faculty of Law, Business and Economics > Department of Business Administration > Professorship Business Informations Systems and sustainable IT management
Faculties > Faculty of Law, Business and Economics > Department of Business Administration > Professorship Business Informations Systems and sustainable IT management > Professorship Business Informations Systems and sustainable IT management- Univ.-Prof. Dr. Gilbert Fridgen
Research Institutions
Research Institutions > Affiliated Institutes
Research Institutions > Affiliated Institutes > Fraunhofer Project Group Business and Information Systems Engineering
Research Institutions > Affiliated Institutes > FIM Research Center Finance & Information Management
Faculties
Faculties > Faculty of Law, Business and Economics
Result of work at the UBT: Yes
DDC Subjects: 000 Computer Science, information, general works > 004 Computer science
300 Social sciences > 330 Economics
Date Deposited: 25 May 2018 06:05
Last Modified: 28 Feb 2019 07:30
URI: https://eref.uni-bayreuth.de/id/eprint/44373