Richard Duncombe

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This article provides an exploratory model that assesses the factors that influence formalisation of information systems (IS) for smalland medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) in sub-Saharan Africa drawing on data gathered in Botswana. The paper defines four levels of formalisation of IS for SMEs and identifies the internal and external factors that influence(More)
The antiviral activity of several nucleoside analogues is often limited by their rapid degradation by pyrimidine nucleoside phosphorylases. In an attempt to avoid this degradation, several modified nucleosides have been synthesized. A series of 4'-thio-2'-deoxyuridines exhibits an anti-[herpes simplex virus (HSV)] activity significantly higher (20-600(More)
This paper examines whether the Internet can be used to improve peasant artisan incomes by connecting producers directly with global markets. The paper surveys previous research which suggests that Business to Business artisan portals within most Developing Economies have failed to deliver expected benefits. This paper identifies some of the significant(More)
(E)-5-(2-Bromovinyl)-2'-deoxy-4'-thiouridine (S-BVDU) is a potent antiherpesvirus agent and its use in gene therapy as an anticancer agent has recently been described. We here outline 2 efficient methods for the synthesis of S-BVDU. The decision as to which method is to be used depends upon the starting materials available but starting from BVU, an overall(More)
.....................................................................................................................1 A. Background and Rationale for the Review...........................................................2 B. Framing m-Finance Research................................................................................3 C. Methodology for the(More)
This paper argues that access to public e-services encourages citizen engagement in the e-government policy making processes and the further empowerment of citizens through participation in the democratic processes of developing/transitional countries like Tajikistan. It presents e-citizenship, with e-participation as its driving force, as a phenomenon(More)
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