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Recent studies indicate that bureaucrats and citizens are beginning to appreciate the opportunities and constraints for applications of information and communication technologies (ICTs) for governance. Using the data collected from independently administered random surveys of citizens and bureaucrats in late 2001 by Hart-Teeter, this essay is designed to(More)
Edition offers provocative and thorough coverage of the complex issues of management in the public sector, from both employee and managerial viewpoints. It discusses the issues, explains how they arise, and suggests what can be done about them. It continues to offer paradoxical perspectives about the inherent challenges as well as the unique political and(More)
During the past four decades, public trust in governments has continued to diminish due to various administrative, political, socio-cultural, economic, and mass media causes. Focusing on the administrative dimension, this study explores selected administrative factors to the declining of public trust, including public perception of administrative corruption(More)
This study posits a theoretical model where both red tape and IT innovativeness have reciprocal causal effects on one another. The primary model suggests that perceived red tape is not necessarily a constraining factor to IT innovativeness but could be a facilitating factor. High levels of perceived red tape might lead organizations toward innovative(More)
State governments have begun to introduce various e-procurement tools to improve inefficient and ineffective procurement management; however, few empirical studies have documented the diffusion of e-procurement. This study uses data collected from state procurement agencies to examine which e-procurement tools state governments are using as well as to(More)
Anti-platelet drugs are the mainstay of pharmacotherapy for heart attack and stroke prevention, yet improvements are continually sought. Thrombin is the most potent activator of platelets and targeting platelet thrombin receptors (protease-activated receptors; PARs) is an emerging anti-thrombotic approach. Humans express two PARs on their platelets-PAR1 and(More)