Money Matters? A Qualitative Study of the Funding Organizations as Parts of Smart Cities and Innovative Development

Tommi Inkinen, Heli Ponto

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This paper investigates funding organizations in the context of smart cities and innovative development. Definitions of innovation systems and intermediating organizations emphasize local connectivity, spatial networks and the competed innovative development. The data is collected from funding organizations providing resources for entrepreneurship and research. According to the data, the importance of local, national and international networks and co-operation was underlined. The “knowledge society” has an important task in providing facilities, opportunities and creative environments. Cities have a salient role in providing functioning environments for researchers and entrepreneurs. The results indicate the differentiated views that the funding organizations have concerning the conceptualization and understanding of national and regional innovation systems. The paper concludes by addressing the future research demands.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationSmart Technologies for Smart Governments : Transparency, Efficiency and Organizational Issues
EditorsManuel Pedro Rodríguez Bolívar
Number of pages21
Place of PublicationCham
PublisherSpringer International Publishing AG
Publication date2018
ISBN (Print)9783319585765
ISBN (Electronic)9783319585772
Publication statusPublished - 2018
MoE publication typeA3 Book chapter

Publication series

NamePublic Administration and Information Technology
ISSN (Print)2512-1812
ISSN (Electronic)2512-1839

Fields of Science

  • 519 Social and economic geography

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Inkinen, T., & Ponto, H. (2018). Money Matters? A Qualitative Study of the Funding Organizations as Parts of Smart Cities and Innovative Development. In M. P. Rodríguez Bolívar (Ed.), Smart Technologies for Smart Governments: Transparency, Efficiency and Organizational Issues (pp. 169-189). (Public Administration and Information Technology; Vol. 24). Cham: Springer International Publishing AG.