Smart City Concept in Mauritius

  • Assoc. Prof. Dr. Anita Maček University of Applied Sciences, FH Joanneum Graz, Alte Poststraße 149, 8020 Graz, Austria, and DOBA Business School Maribor, Prešernova ulica 1, 2000 Maribor, Slovena
  • Suzana Majcen Jerman
  • Prof. Dr. Vito Bobek University of Applied Sciences, FH Joanneum Graz, Alte Poststraße 149, 8020 Graz, Austria
  • Assoc. Prof. Dr. Tatjana Horvat University of Primorska, Faculty of Management, Cankarjeva ulica 5, 6000 Koper - Capodistria, Cankarjeva ulica 5, 6000 Koper - Capodistria, Slovenia
Keywords: smart city, Mauritius, investments

Abstract

In the article, the authors discuss the knowledge and implementation of the concept of smart cities in Mauritius. Through a focus interview with selected investors in Mauritius, the authors verified the extent to which the concept of smart cities is present in their investments, and the extent to which investors are familiar with the concept. The research found that not all focus group participants attach much importance to smart solutions. They do not consider smart solutions in their investments, but at the same time, the most important thing for all investment participants is the return and not the impact of the investment on society and the environment. In their view, smart solutions are often associated with higher costs, and if these costs are not reimbursed appropriately and quickly enough, they are not accepted by investors.

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Published
2020-06-30
How to Cite
Macek, A., Majcen Jerman, S., Bobek, V. and Horvat, T. (2020) “Smart City Concept in Mauritius ”, Mednarodno inovativno poslovanje = Journal of Innovative Business and Management, 12(1), pp. 18-25. doi: 10.32015/JIBM/2020-12-1-3.
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