Investigating the effects of the implementation of the electronic city on the optimal urban management with an emphasis on the mediating role of citizens' participation and the moderator of the smart city

Document Type : Research Paper


1 Department of Urban Management, Azad University, Department of Electronics

2 Assistant professor and full-time faculty member of Azad University/PhD in economics

3 Director of the Crisis Management and Urban Management Group and a member of the Higher Education Management Group/Specialized PhD in Higher Education Management


Introduction and purpose of the research: Today, due to the complex problems of metropolises in various fields such as air pollution, increasing the level of citizens' expectations, traffic problems and the like, many metropolises of the world have turned to using information technology tools and applying new technologies in the field of city management. As a result, it led to the emergence of electronic cities and increased citizen satisfaction. Therefore, in this research, you intend to investigate the effects of the implementation of the electronic city on the optimal urban management, taking into account the mediating variable of citizens' participation and the moderating variable of the smart city.
Research method: In terms of the purpose, the present research is an applied research, and in terms of the method, it is a descriptive correlational type. In order to collect data, the library and field method was used with a questionnaire tool based on the Likert scale.
Findings and Conclusion: The results of this research have shown that there is a significant positive relationship between the implementation of electronic city and optimal urban management. Also, the role of the mediator of citizens' participation and the moderator of the smart city has been highlighted in this regard. Accordingly, suggestions have been made in order to improve the implementation of the electronic city.


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