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Public procurement can be a major source of innovation. The potential benefits of public procurement might be fully exploited through the acquisition not only of appliances which are already available in the market, but also of new appliances which are tailored to the specific needs of the local community and might be exported as well to the international… (More)
The paper delivers the main findings of a research project we recently completed on the relationship between the use of foresight and the design of firm business strategy, which is intrinsically linked with a " foresight " analysis about the future of the industry in which the firm competes. Today many companies, in all industries, continuously monitor the… (More)
BACKGROUND The protective (herd) effect of the selective vaccination of pubertal girls against human papillomavirus (HPV) implies a high probability that one of the two partners involved in intercourse is immunised, hence preventing the other from this sexually transmitted infection. The dynamic transmission models used to inform immunisation policy should… (More)
BACKGROUND Sexually transmitted infection with high-risk, oncogenic strains of human papillomavirus (HPV) still induces a relevant burden of diseases on both men and women. Although vaccines appear to be highly efficacious in preventing the infection of the most common high-risk strains (HPV 6, 11, 16, 18), important questions regarding the appropriate… (More)