Identifying Effective Propellants for Providing Smart Services in Rural Areas (Case Study: Kish Island in Southern Iran)

Document Type : Research Paper


1 PhD. Student, Department of Geography and Urban Planning, Zahedan Branch, Islamic Azad University, Zahedan, Iran.

2 Assistant Professor, Department of Geography and Urban Planning, Zahedan Branch, Islamic Azad University, Zahedan, Iran

3 Assistant Professor, Department of Geography and Urban Planning, Zahedan Branch, Islamic Azad University, Zahedan, Iran.



Purpose: Smart Village aims to improve resource efficiency, empower local communities, ensure access to welfare facilities, and foster individual and social responsibility to create a vibrant and dynamic society. Therefore, the present research aims to identify a set of effective propellants for providing smart services in rural areas of Kish.
Method: The present study is fundamentally interpretive and qualitatively based. Grounded theory and a combined model (F-ARAS + F-COPRAS) were used for data analysis. Non-probability purposive sampling was employed, and 17 individuals were selected as the sample size, reaching theoretical saturation.
Results: The results of interviews with experts to identify a set of effective propellants in providing smart services in rural areas 51 concepts, 13 semantic units, and six categories (efficient and capable management, defining visions and priority areas, achieving budget allocation for smart services, the integrated management system of regulations, sensitizing various groups and aligning with smartification, considerations and requirements of the smartification process) It was extracted, Among them, the approach of considerations and requirements of the smartification process with a weight of 72.23 is the most important.
Conclusion: The results indicate that the intermediary system is eliminated by implementing the smartification plan, and a sustainable pattern replaces it. Rural areas, which have always been economically and educationally disadvantaged compared to cities, can achieve sufficient growth.


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