15.02.2021

Conceptual positioning of the concept of smart governance to other concepts

In February, the project carried out activities bound to the placement of the concept of smart governance to other concepts recognized in the literature and their correlation.

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31.01.2021

Dynamics of the number of documents and citations in the period 1999-2020 in the field of smart governance

In January, the project conducted activities that upgrade the existing theoretical starting points.

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09.11.2020

A preliminary review of the scientific literature in the area of the Smart Governance

The project conducted activities that are essential from an aspect of preparing theoretical starting points. Accordingly, a preliminary review of scientific literature in the area of the Smart Governance was prepared.

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10.09.2020

Kickoff meeting of the TRP HERCULES project

At the beginning of the project activities, a kickoff meeting of the TRP HERCULES project entitled “Developing a conceptual framework for citizen-centred smart public governance” was organized on 10 September 2020.

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15.02.2021

Conceptual positioning of the concept of smart governance to other concepts

In February, the project carried out activities bound to the placement of the concept of smart governance to other concepts recognized in the literature and their correlation. It has been identified that there is currently no universal denomination of the terms below in the literature and that they are still under development but have received in the last decade great attention from the researchers. Detailed positioning of the concept can be seen in Figure 1.

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31.01.2021

Dynamics of the number of documents and citations in the period 1999-2020 in the field of smart governance

In January, the project conducted activities that upgrade the existing theoretical starting points. A search query of concepts related to smart governance for the last two decades (1999-2020) has produced 509 units of scientific literature where the analysis found that the number of documents, as well as the number of citations in the first decade (1999-2008), was extremely low (only seven documents were recorded).

The first signs of moderate growth in documents and citations are seen in the first part of the second decade (2009-2012), with the largest growth recorded in the second part of the second decade (2013-2020), where growth increases by as much as 68 times compared to the first decade.

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09.11.2020

A preliminary review of the scientific literature in the area of the Smart Governance

The project conducted activities that are essential from an aspect of preparing theoretical starting points. Accordingly, a preliminary review of scientific literature in the area of the Smart Governance was prepared. On 6th of November 2020 the project group collected 275 elements of scientific literature units with a search query "smart governance".

Later on, collected elements were sectioned into the four different pillars. The research group noted out that more than a half of the collected articles (54%) are tied to the "smart city" and barely one-third (35%) of them are related to the "public sector". There are far few articles that allude to the "private sector".

In addition to previous tasks, the research group identified 9% of review paper articles which will be relevant later on for identifying different concepts inside the Smart Governance area and in terms of defining the final search query for the relevant literature. The keywords based strategic diagram shows the identification of the relevant areas allude to the "smart governance" (Figure 1).

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Figure 1: Strategic diagram of academic literature in the area of the Smart Governance
10.09.2020

Kickoff meeting of the TRP HERCULES project

At the beginning of the project activities, a kickoff meeting of the TRP HERCULES project entitled “Developing a conceptual framework for citizen-centred smart public governance” was organized on 10 September 2020. The meeting was intended for the presentation of the project, review and presentation of the planned activities by individual work packages, coordination of the first tasks on the project and the schedule.

The emphasis of the meeting was mainly on preparatory technical and substantive activities.