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    Examining the feasibility of a Smart Region approach in the North West Atlantic and Borders Region of Ireland

    Ó Brolcháin, Niall and Ojo, Adegboyega and Porwol, Lukasz and Minton, David and Barry, Clodagh (2018) Examining the feasibility of a Smart Region approach in the North West Atlantic and Borders Region of Ireland. In: ICEGOV '18: Proceedings of the 11th International Conference on Theory and Practice of Electronic Governance. Association for Computing Machinery (ACM), pp. 568-574. ISBN 9781450354219

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    Research and innovation of the smart city concept is logically evolving and extending into the conceptualisation of smart regions. Within the European Union the political priorities and principles are aligning to encourage the development of smart regions. Current plans for jobs, growth and investment, the digital single market, energy union and democratic change align with the long-standing principle of subsidiarity, the circular economy approach [2] and with smart specialisation strategy [3]. This paper examines the ongoing process of engagement and active participation of stakeholders using the quadruple helix model [5] in the conceptualisation, design and implementation of Smart Regional Policy in the Northern, Western and borders region of the Republic of Ireland in an area including 10 local authorities. This process is known as the Smart Places Region initiative.

    Item Type: Book Section
    Additional Information: This work was supported by the Northern and Western Regional Assembly (NWRA), the Western Development Commission (WDC) and the Insight Centre for Data Analytics at the National University of Ireland, Galway.
    Keywords: smart region; smart city; egov; governance; smart specialisation; policy; regional government; circular economy; quadruple helix;
    Academic Unit: Faculty of Social Sciences > School of Business
    Item ID: 13374
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    Depositing User: Adegboyega Ojo
    Date Deposited: 02 Oct 2020 15:33
    Publisher: Association for Computing Machinery (ACM)
    Refereed: Yes
    Use Licence: This item is available under a Creative Commons Attribution Non Commercial Share Alike Licence (CC BY-NC-SA). Details of this licence are available here

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