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Public-Private Partnership in a Smart City: a curious case in Japan

Pianezzi, Daniela and Mori, Yuij and Uddin, Shahzad (2021) 'Public-Private Partnership in a Smart City: a curious case in Japan.' International Review of Administrative Sciences. 002085232110518-002085232110518. ISSN 0020-8523

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Abstract

Previous studies have overlooked how partnerships between public and private actors (PPPs) play out as an effect of cultural and historical conditions in the context of smart city. Our analysis investigates the peculiar context of Japan, where smart city initiatives stem from historically and culturally embedded ‘partnership’ between government and businesses. Unlike other smart city settings, adopting a neoliberal logic of an all-embracing market world by prioritizing business interests over other civic issues is not inevitable. This paper contributes to the literature on PPPs and smart city by presenting the case of a partnership between public and private actors that overcomes the antagonistic and transactional relationship problematized in previous studies.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: public–private partnership; smart city; Japan
Divisions: Faculty of Social Sciences
Faculty of Social Sciences > Essex Business School
Faculty of Social Sciences > Essex Business School > Essex Accounting Centre
SWORD Depositor: Elements
Depositing User: Elements
Date Deposited: 03 Nov 2021 11:34
Last Modified: 06 Jan 2022 14:26
URI: http://repository.essex.ac.uk/id/eprint/31067

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