What is it about?

The objective of this study is to analyse the relation between the personality of cities and the knowledge citizenship in the region of the Associação dos Municípios da Encosta Superior do Nordeste - a Southern Brazil association of municipalities. Personal knowledge-based development identifies and explores the competence of citizens in the development of their ability, as knowledge citizens, to better use community assets aiming local development. This perspective may be directly related to the personality of the cities. A survey was carried-out with a sample population of 504 young citizens. Statistical techniques such as descriptive statistical analyses, confirmatory factor analyses and correlation were used for data analysis.

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Why is it important?

The results indicate the positive correlation between the personality of the cities and the knowledge citizenship among the following dimensions: performance based on political and civil values and attitude of the citizens.


The survey results can help public managers to improve the quality of life in cities according to the perspective of citizens.

PhD Gabriel Sperandio Milan
Unisinos - Universidade do Vale do Rio dos Sinos

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This page is a summary of: Knowledge-based development from the citizen's perspective: a study from Southern Brazil, International Journal of Knowledge-Based Development, January 2018, Inderscience Publishers, DOI: 10.1504/ijkbd.2018.090492.
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