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Governments worldwide are eagerly anticipating a digital future with the proliferation of information system applications, but assimilation of such enterprises could be a potentially formidable challenge. Assimilation of e-government systems by organizations is important for business value creation. Despite significant investments in e-government systems,(More)
New digital media forms have broaden new business opportunities. Internet Protocol Television (IPTV) has emerged as a major contender, from these new digital media options. Agricultural and food industries are especially excited and looking forward to employing IPTV as they see it as a viable means in promoting their markets. This study examines whether the(More)
There is much literature in the area of emergency response management systems. Even so, there is in general a lacuna of literature that deals with the issue of measuring the effectiveness of such systems. The aim of this study is to develop and validate an instrument to measure the critical factors that contribute to the efficiency of decision support in(More)
To investigate the potential of thermosensitive and biadhesive nanomicelles in improving the bioavailability of docetaxel (DCT) and its chemotherapeutic effect. DCT-loaded nanomicelles were prepared by emulsufication and characterized in terms of physico-chemical and visco-elastic parameters. The optimzed formulation was evaluated for in vivo localization,(More)
As a nation we did learn a lot of lessons from the events on the gulf coast. Since budgets in local economies are limited, there is a need to prioritize what gets done. This paper presents the results of a Delphi study on the importance and urgency of the issues, based on the perception of first responders. The paper informs public policy in the area of(More)
Acquired resistance to lapatinib is a highly problematic clinical barrier that has to be overcome for a successful cancer treatment. Despite efforts to determine the mechanisms underlying acquired lapatinib resistance (ALR), no definitive genetic factors have been reported to be solely responsible for the acquired resistance in breast cancer. Therefore, we(More)