Relating Smart Governance as a University Feature to Students’ University Perceptions
Following the results of recent studies on the creative use of smart technologies in urban and university settings, there is a growing number of promising research areas under smart university as an umbrella term. Starting from the differentiation between six standard “smart” dimensions in the university, the paper focuses on one smart university feature in particular – it explores the level and the relation of smart governance to the perception of university management, fellow students, and Perceived External Prestige (PEP) as antecedents of university affective commitment. The paper presents the results of a multivariate analysis based on the feedback from over 400 university first-year students. While the effect of Smart governance on the Perception of university management is found to be positive and significant, the effect of Perception of university management on Students' university commitment is low and not significant in the given context.