Translating sustainable and smart city strategies into performance measurement systems

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This paper shows how sustainable and smart strategies can be implemented in cities and how these strategies influence, and are influenced by, performance measurement systems. Drawing upon the Foucauldian notion of governmentality, the authors present the case of Gothenburg in Sweden, where they interviewed the key actors involved in a new sustainability strategy. Translating strategy into performance measurement systems requires collaboration across organizational boundaries and considerations of financial goals and social and human aspects.


  • Anna Thomasson
  • Sara Brorström
  • daniela argento
  • giuseppe grossi
  • Roland Almqvist
External organisations
  • University of Gothenburg
  • Kristianstad University
  • Stockholm University
Research areas and keywords

Subject classification (UKÄ) – MANDATORY

  • Business Administration
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)193-202
JournalPublic Money and Management
Issue number3
StatePublished - 2018 Feb 13
Publication categoryResearch