Smart city (SC) initiatives have been implemented around the world as a way to improve life in cities. Some areas, such as smart governance, are considered vital for SC implementation. However, several factors influence the decision-making process related to city initiatives. The historical factors (colonialism and dependence), the ideas that what ICT companies say are good and enough to the cities (sociotechnical imaginary), and the search by decision-makers and stakeholders for legitimacy by simply reproducing practices from other cities (institutional theory) are the factors addressed by this study. The objective of this research in progress is to propose a decision-making committee for smart city initiatives, which can mitigate the influence of the mentioned variables and further multidisciplinary and diversity.



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