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Profit and Profitability and a Look Through the Lens of Smart Cities

Profit and Profitability and a Look Through the Lens of Smart Cities
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Author(s): Hamilcar Vaz do Vale (Federal University of Parana, Brazil)
Copyright: 2020
Volume: 1
Issue: 1
Pages: 30
Source title: International Journal of Entrepreneurship and Governance in Cognitive Cities (IJEGCC)
Editor(s)-in-Chief: Luisa Cagica Carvalho (Polytechnic Institute of Setubal, Portugal & CEFAGE, University of √Čvora, Portugal)
DOI: 10.4018/IJEGCC.2020010101


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This study attempts to understand how the vision of the smart cities (SC) influences the way to understand profit and profitability in the practice of managers, where the context creates its interpretations of solutions and results. The research design throws light on narrative analysis and a discussion of the sense of profit and profitability in the context of the SC. The evidence found supports the construction of new meanings for profit and profitability, which on the one hand is reflecting on the way to share collective property assets, which are immobilized elements in the cities. On the other, it related to a sense that the quality of profitability is an extension of signifier of exploitation of resources. This study has its weakness in the multidisciplinary overlap that originated from the discussion of profit and profitability; innovation and urbanism is a promenade through complex themes that can only be an approximation of the challenges that can be materialized in the discussions about SC.

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