Why distance matters: The relatedness between technology development and its appropriation in smart cities

Kummitha, Rama (2020) Why distance matters: The relatedness between technology development and its appropriation in smart cities. Technological Forecasting and Social Change, 157. p. 120087. ISSN 0040-1625

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Official URL: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.techfore.2020.120087

Abstract

How does the distance between the development and adoption of technology determine its affordance? By referring to the sociomateriality literature, I discuss why the corporate-driven push of technologies into smart cities can lead to ineffective outcomes. This review paper then argues that technologies should be locally built, with a stronger connect between the humans in cities and the technologies being developed and implemented, in order to achieve technological affordance. Finally, I identify a number of research avenues to understand technology-human connect in smart cities.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Technology, Smart city, Sociomateriality, Structuration, Human agency
Subjects: J900 Others in Technology
K400 Planning (Urban, Rural and Regional)
L900 Others in Social studies
N900 Others in Business and Administrative studies
Department: Faculties > Business and Law > Newcastle Business School
Depositing User: Elena Carlaw
Date Deposited: 30 Sep 2020 10:43
Last Modified: 30 Sep 2020 10:45
URI: http://nrl.northumbria.ac.uk/id/eprint/44352

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