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Smart Cities' Resilience and Small Business Continuity Strategies in Pandemic Times

aUniversidad de Lima, Peru
bUniversidad San Ignacio de Loyola, Peru

Sustainable Management in COVID-19 Times

ISBN: 978-1-80382-598-4, eISBN: 978-1-80382-597-7

Publication date: 24 February 2023


This chapter explains how smart cities can be resilient in pandemic times through small business continuity strategies. A review of definitions of smart cities and urban and business resilience is presented to understand smart cities' resilience. The City Resilience Index is introduced as a tool that cities can use to measure and monitor their resilience in which the economy and social dimension highlight business continuity as a factor in promoting a sustainable economy. During the COVID-19 pandemic, small businesses, as the engine of smart cities, have made their vulnerability to crises more evident and lack a roadmap or guideline to help them become resilient; for this reason, some business continuity strategies are proposed based on business paper reviews.



Vera-Castro, M., Alvarez-Risco, A. and Del-Aguila-Arcentales, S. (2023), "Smart Cities' Resilience and Small Business Continuity Strategies in Pandemic Times", Alvarez-Risco, A., Rosen, M.A. and Del-Aguila-Arcentales, S. (Ed.) Sustainable Management in COVID-19 Times (Advanced Series in Management, Vol. 30), Emerald Publishing Limited, Leeds, pp. 57-64.



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