Empirical research on smart city construction and public health under information and communications technology

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We establish a moderated mediation model of antecedents to enterprise growth performance (EGP).

The Dark Triad negatively impacts on entrepreneurial learning and EGP.

Entrepreneurial learning mediates the relationship between the Dark Triad and EGP.

Internal locus of control weakens the Dark Triad to entrepreneurial learning link.

The indirect effect of the Dark Triad on EGP vary with internal locus of control.


Big data and the internet of things in smart cities play an increasingly important role in the health of urban residents. However, few studies have collected empirical evidence to determine whether the implementation of smart cities can have a positive impact on healthcare. Using three years of panel data from the CHARLS national baseline survey, we examined whether and how smart city construction affects the health status of residents. The results show that the construction of smart cities improves residents’ health status. This relationship is achieved by reducing the use of outpatient services and increasing the utilization of inpatient services. Furthermore, compared with urban residents, rural residents show more significant behavioural changes in their use of medical services under the influence of smart city construction.


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Wenqing Wu is an Associate Professor of College of Management and Economics, Tianjin University. He has a Ph.D. in School of Management from the Tianjin University, and his research interests are in big data and health management etc. His work has been published in a number of different journals. He has published in The Journal of Technology Transfer, Scientometrics, Journal of Artificial Societies and Social Simulation, Frontiers in Psychology, Management Decision, Journal of Cleaner Production, Enterprise Information Systems, Journal of Entrepreneurship in Emerging Economies and other leading Chinese journals.

Dongyang Zhu is currently pursuing the Ph.D. degree with College of Management and Economics, Tianjin University, Tianjin, China. His research interests include big data and health management.

Wenyi Liu is currently pursuing the Ph.D. degree with Renmin Business School, Renmin University of China. Her research interests include big data and innovation management.

Dr. Chia-Huei Wu, is currently an Associate Professor at Institute of Service Industries and Management, Minghsin University of Science and Technology in Taiwan. She received Ph.D. degree in Technology Management from University of Chung Hua. Dr. Wu has well over 50 published peer-reviewed journal articles. Her recent research interests in Big data, Information Technology and Service Management. She is serving on the editorial boards of some journals.

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