Entrepreneurship in the city: the digitalization

Keywords: digitalization; entrepreneurship; city


Starting from the relationship between urban planning and mobility management, TeMA has gradually expanded the view of the covered topics, always following a rigorous scientific in-depth analysis. This section of the Journal, Review Notes, is the expression of a continuous updating of emerging topics concerning relationships among urban planning, mobility and environment, through a collection of short scientific papers. The Review Notes are made of five parts. Each section examines a specific aspect of the broader information storage within the main interests of TeMA Journal. In particular, the Economy, Business and Land Use section aims at presenting recent advancements on relevant topics that underlie socio-economic relationships between firms and territories. The present note underlines the benefits that entrepreneurship exerts on the city, with a specific focus on the digitalization.


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Author Biography

Stefano Franco, LUISS Guido Carli University

PhD in Management from LUISS Guido Carli University in Rome. He has been visiting researcher at Rey Juan Carlos University, Madrid. His main research interests are in the areas of sustainability, CSR and entrepreneurship. His papers have appeared in international refereed journals, among others IEEE Transactions on Engineering Management, International Journal of Hospitality Management, International Journal of Sustainable Development and Planning.


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How to Cite
Franco, S. (2020). Entrepreneurship in the city: the digitalization. TeMA - Journal of Land Use, Mobility and Environment, 13(2), 281-285. https://doi.org/10.6092/1970-9870/7131