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E-Government Information Search by English-as-a Second Language Speakers: The Effects of Language Proficiency and Document Reading Level   (2022)
Journal Article
Harvey, M., & Brazier, D. (2022). E-Government Information Search by English-as-a Second Language Speakers: The Effects of Language Proficiency and Document Reading Level  . Information Processing and Management, 59(4), Article 102985. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ipm.2022.102985

A rapid increase in the use of web-based technologies - and corresponding changes in government and local council policies - in recent years, means that many vital services are now provided solely online. While this has many potential benefits, it ca... Read More about E-Government Information Search by English-as-a Second Language Speakers: The Effects of Language Proficiency and Document Reading Level  .

The Potential of Friendship: A Case for Social Resilience and New Care Optics (2021)
Journal Article
Kulpa, R., & Ludwin, K. (2021). The Potential of Friendship: A Case for Social Resilience and New Care Optics. interalia: a journal of queer studies, 16, 82-94. https://doi.org/10.51897/interalia/rgrq6813

In this article, we call for greater recognition of friendship as a basic social relation that should play a pivotal role in re-imagining social resilience if it is to be future-proof in the face of social upheaval, such as the current pandemic. Draw... Read More about The Potential of Friendship: A Case for Social Resilience and New Care Optics.

Scottish Parliament Citizens’ Panel on COVID-19 (2021)
Report
Citizens’ Panel Steering Group, . (2021). Scottish Parliament Citizens’ Panel on COVID-19. https://archive2021.parliament.scot/20210218CVDCitizensPanelReportFinal.pdf: Scottish Parliament

This Citizens’ Panel was commissioned by the Scottish Parliament’s COVID-19 Committee. Its findings will support the COVID-19 Committee’s work to scrutinise the Scottish Government’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic at a time when the health protect... Read More about Scottish Parliament Citizens’ Panel on COVID-19.

Information Literacy as a joint competence shaped by everyday life and workplace roles amongst Scottish community councillors (2020)
Journal Article
Cruickshank, P., Hall, H., & Ryan, B. (2020). Information Literacy as a joint competence shaped by everyday life and workplace roles amongst Scottish community councillors. Information Research, 25(4 (supplement)), https://doi.org/10.47989/irisic2008

*Introduction: This paper addresses the information practices of hyperlocal democratic representatives, and their acquisition and application of information literacy skills. *Method: 1034 Scottish community councillors completed an online questio... Read More about Information Literacy as a joint competence shaped by everyday life and workplace roles amongst Scottish community councillors.

The current status of smart city research: exposing the division (2019)
Book Chapter
Mora, L., Reid, A., & Margarita, A. (2019). The current status of smart city research: exposing the division. In Smart Cities in the Post-algorithmic Era: Integrating Technologies, Platforms and Governance (17-35). Edward Elgar Publishing

Exploring Current Trends in Scientific Research on Smart Specialisation (2019)
Journal Article
Mora, L., Deakin, M., & Reid, A. (2019). Exploring Current Trends in Scientific Research on Smart Specialisation. Scienze Regionali-The Italian Journal of Regional Science, 18(3), 397-422. https://doi.org/10.14650/94657

This paper describes current trends in scientific research on Smart Specialisation by answering the following questions: (1) How many scientific publications on Smart Specialisation have been produced since this concept emerged and what are their cha... Read More about Exploring Current Trends in Scientific Research on Smart Specialisation.

The Advent of Practice Theories in Research on Sustainable Consumption: Past, Current and Future Directions of the Field (2019)
Journal Article
Corsini, F., Laurenti, R., Meinherz, F., Appio, F. P., & Mora, L. (2019). The Advent of Practice Theories in Research on Sustainable Consumption: Past, Current and Future Directions of the Field. Sustainability, 11(2), https://doi.org/10.3390/su11020341

The application of practice theories in the domain of sustainability research in consumer studies is increasingly advocated based on the premise that this allows to analyse consumption as a social phenomenon. Consequently, the applications of social... Read More about The Advent of Practice Theories in Research on Sustainable Consumption: Past, Current and Future Directions of the Field.

How to Overcome the Dichotomous Nature of Smart City Research: Proposed Methodology and Results of a Pilot Study (2018)
Journal Article
Mora, L., Deakin, M., Reid, A., & Angelidou, M. (2019). How to Overcome the Dichotomous Nature of Smart City Research: Proposed Methodology and Results of a Pilot Study. Journal of Urban Technology, 26(2), 89-128. https://doi.org/10.1080/10630732.2018.1525265

Overcoming the dichotomous nature of smart city research is fundamental to providing cities with a clear understanding of how smart city development should be approached. This paper introduces a research methodology for conducting the multiple-case s... Read More about How to Overcome the Dichotomous Nature of Smart City Research: Proposed Methodology and Results of a Pilot Study.

Intelligence and co-creation in smart specialisation strategies: towards the next stage of RIS3 (2018)
Report
Komninos, N., Kakderi, C., Panori, A., Garcia, E., Reid, A., Cvijanović, V., …Mora, L. (2018). Intelligence and co-creation in smart specialisation strategies: towards the next stage of RIS3. European Commission

The white paper on “Intelligence and Co-creation in Smart Specialisation Strategies” outlines some key conclusions from the Online S3 project, funded under the Horizon 2020 programme of the European Commission. The Online S3 project has produced an o... Read More about Intelligence and co-creation in smart specialisation strategies: towards the next stage of RIS3.

Combining Co-Citation Clustering and Text-Based Analysis to Reveal the Main Development Paths of Smart Cities (2018)
Journal Article
Mora, L., Deakin, M., & Reid, A. (2019). Combining Co-Citation Clustering and Text-Based Analysis to Reveal the Main Development Paths of Smart Cities. Technological Forecasting and Social Change, 142, 56-69. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.techfore.2018.07.019

Bibliometrics is a powerful tool for analyzing knowledge domains and revealing their cognitive-epistemological structure. Different mathematical models and statistical techniques have been proposed and tested to carry out bibliometric analyses and de... Read More about Combining Co-Citation Clustering and Text-Based Analysis to Reveal the Main Development Paths of Smart Cities.

Online platforms for smart specialisation strategies and smart growth (2018)
Conference Proceeding
Panori, A., Angelidou, M., Mora, L., Reid, A., & Sefertzi, E. (2018). Online platforms for smart specialisation strategies and smart growth. In Regions at a Turning Point: Post-Digital Communities, New Regionalism and Re-Nationalisation - Sustainable Development Implications. , (96-102)

This paper reports on the findings of the Online-S3 project, funded under the Horizon 2020 Programme (ISSI-4-2015), which tries to address the challenge of strengthening regional smart growth policies by developing an online platform for policy advic... Read More about Online platforms for smart specialisation strategies and smart growth.

Smart City Development Paths: Insights from the First Two Decades of Research (2018)
Conference Proceeding
Mora, L., Deakin, M., & Reid, A. (2018). Smart City Development Paths: Insights from the First Two Decades of Research. In A. Bisello, D. Vettorato, P. Laconte, & S. Costa (Eds.), Smart and Sustainable Planning for Cities and Regions: Results of SSPCR 2017. , (403-420). https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-75774-2

More than 20 years have now passed since the concept of smart city first appeared in a scholarly publica-tion, marking the beginning of a new era in urban innovation. Since then, the literature discussing this new concept and the ICT-oriented urban-i... Read More about Smart City Development Paths: Insights from the First Two Decades of Research.

Exploring the Big Picture of Smart City Research (2018)
Journal Article
Komninos, N., & Mora, L. (2018). Exploring the Big Picture of Smart City Research. Scienze Regionali-The Italian Journal of Regional Science, 1, 15-38

This paper analyses the big picture of the smart city research field by means of a bibliometric analysis of the literature on smart cities produced between 1992 and 2012. The findings show that this new field of scientific inquiry has started to grow... Read More about Exploring the Big Picture of Smart City Research.

The Legal Challenges of Social Media (2017)
Book
Mangan, D., & Gillies, L. E. (Eds.). (2017). The Legal Challenges of Social Media. Cheltenham: Edward Elgar Publishing. https://doi.org/10.4337/9781785364518.00027

Social media enables instant access to individual self-expression and the sharing of information. Social media issues are boundless, permeating distinct legal disciplines. The law has struggled to adapt and for good reason: how does the law regulate... Read More about The Legal Challenges of Social Media.

Online S3 D2.2 - Open consultation and workshops: specifications from the users (2017)
Report
Deakin, M., Reid, A., & Mora, L. (2017). Online S3 D2.2 - Open consultation and workshops: specifications from the users. Brussels: European Commission

No abstract available. Report produced in the framework of the Horizon 2020 research project Online S3 (ONLINE Platform for Smart Specialisation Policy Advice)

The Communities of Practice model for understanding digital engagement by hyperlocal elected representatives (2016)
Conference Proceeding
Cruickshank, P., & Ryan, B. (2016). The Communities of Practice model for understanding digital engagement by hyperlocal elected representatives. In M. Janssen, M. A. Wimmer, Ø. Sæbø, T. A. Pardo, P. Panagiotopoulos, M. Gascó, …E. Tambouris (Eds.), Electronic Government and Electronic Participation. , (11-18). https://doi.org/10.3233/978-1-61499-570-8-11

There has been much research into citizens’ engagement with their representatives. This paper offers an approach to understanding sustained take-up of internet technologies by these representatives in a (hyperlocal) democratic context using Community... Read More about The Communities of Practice model for understanding digital engagement by hyperlocal elected representatives.

Digital engagement workshop for community councils: Glasgow 2016 report. (2016)
Report
Ryan, B., & Cruickshank, P. (2016). Digital engagement workshop for community councils: Glasgow 2016 report

This report covers a workshop on digital engagement for Community Councils supported by the School of Computing's public engagement fund. It was held in Glasgow on 22 March 2016. The workshop combined presentations by subject experts with attendee-... Read More about Digital engagement workshop for community councils: Glasgow 2016 report..

Digital engagement workshops for Community Councils and Registered Tenant Organisations (2016)
Report
Ryan, B., & Cruickshank, P. (2016). Digital engagement workshops for Community Councils and Registered Tenant Organisations. Scotland: Scottish Government

In October and November 2015 Edinburgh Napier University (Napier) hosted a series of workshops on digital engagement for Community Councillors and representatives of Registered Tenants Organisations. These ‘#digiCC’ workshops were held in Ayr, Elgin,... Read More about Digital engagement workshops for Community Councils and Registered Tenant Organisations.

digiCC workshop outcomes report (2015)
Report
Ryan, B., & Cruickshank, P. (2015). digiCC workshop outcomes report. Edinburgh Napier University: Edinburgh Napier University

A workshop on digital engagement by Community Councils (CCs) was hosted by Edinburgh Napier University on 30 January 2015 to which members from 35 CCs came. Facilitated sessions were held to establish common perceptions of problems and ways to addres... Read More about digiCC workshop outcomes report.