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Consolidating the strategic alignment model in knowledge management

Szu Yuan Sun, Yue Yang Chen
2008 International Journal of Innovation and Learning  
Recently, the importance of Information Technology (IT) for effective Knowledge Management (KM) activities has been stated. Effective KM projects alone cannot lead to success without the support of IT, and vice versa. Thus aligning proper IT and KM strategies to fit the business strategy is the key to reducing costs, which in turn leads to higher performance. Drawing on the concept of strategic alignment, we proposed a KM Strategic Alignment Model (KMSAM) wherein business strategy, KM strategy
more » ... nd IT strategy coexist. Furthermore, we contend that this strategic alignment may contribute to KM performance as well as business performance.
doi:10.1504/ijil.2008.015947 fatcat:giwtdcmnhna7lf6w74ixqwa7m4

Integrating Information Systems into the World Wide Web [chapter]

Michael Bieber, Szu-Yuan Sun, Chin-Feng Lin, Chao-Min Chiu
2001 New Directions in Internet Management  
doi:10.1201/9780203997543.ch20 fatcat:fddngpsd4vg27jlswqktz7h7qi

Knowledge Sharing Behavior In E-Communities: From The Perspective Of Transaction Cost Theory

Teresa L. Ju, Szu-Yuan Sun, Pei-Ju Chao, Chang-Yao Wu
2009 Zenodo  
Szu-Yuan Sun is with the Department of Information Management, National Kaohsiung First University of Science and Technology, No.2, Zhuoyue Rd., Nanzi District, Kaohsiung City 811, Taiwan (R.O.C.)  ... 
doi:10.5281/zenodo.1062608 fatcat:im433wzk4vf6blotqjxuh24i7m

What influences college students to continue using business simulation games? The Taiwan experience

Yu-Hui Tao, Chieh-Jen Cheng, Szu-Yuan Sun
2009 Computers & Education  
, Lin, & Sun, 2005; Roca, Chiu, & Martínez, 2006) , and mobile Internet services .  ...  portion of recent empirical studies has shown its integration with TAM for a more comprehensive research framework in such applications as online brokerage (Bhattacherjee, 2001b) , e-learning (Chiu, Hsu, Sun  ... 
doi:10.1016/j.compedu.2009.05.009 fatcat:elmdy5xpmvbovlgdcfu7md6zpu

Transcriptome profile of cup-shaped galls in Litsea acuminata leaves

Tin-Han Shih, Szu-Hsien Lin, Meng-Yuan Huang, Chih-Wen Sun, Chi-Ming Yang, Suzannah Rutherford
2018 PLoS ONE  
(XLSX) Author Contributions Conceptualization: Tin-Han Shih, Szu-Hsien Lin, Meng-Yuan Huang, Chi-Ming Yang. Data curation: Tin-Han Shih. Formal analysis: Chih-Wen Sun.  ...  Investigation: Tin-Han Shih, Szu-Hsien Lin. Methodology: Tin-Han Shih. Project administration: Chi-Ming Yang. Resources: Meng-Yuan Huang. Supervision: Chih-Wen Sun, Chi-Ming Yang.  ... 
doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0205265 fatcat:6mb5h7jbebdxresszt2g5mrloi

A Study on the Influencing Factors of Cosmetic Beauty Repurchasing Intention

Szu-yuan SUN, Shu-chen CHANG, Keng-liang HUANG
2016 DEStech Transactions on Economics Business and Management  
This study discussed perception of price, perceived quality, perceived sacrifice, perceived value, perceived equity and satisfaction influence medical center patients repurchase intention. And discussed perceived quality, satisfaction, repurchase intention are affected by perceived risk. This study takes the customers of a beauty medical clinic in Hualien County, Taiwan as its research subjects. The effective sample size is 254 samples. Results showed that perceived price, perceived quality,
more » ... ceived sacrifice, perceived value, perceived fairness all have significant influence on customers satisfaction degrees, which in turn influences repurchase intention.
doi:10.12783/dtem/iceme-ebm2016/4196 fatcat:dfkfff2qpjdezc2lzbhq3ageyu

A study of consumer value-added services in mobile commerce

Szu-Yuan Sun, Chao-Fan Su, Teresa Ju
2005 Proceedings of the 7th international conference on Electronic commerce - ICEC '05  
Mobile commerce, or e-commerce over mobile devices, has become a major topic of interest for the IS research community and a key priority for many business organizations as it is becoming increasingly evident that PC-based e-commerce has not lived up to the expectations and achieved true mass adoption. However, mobile commerce includes a large range of various services, especially with regard to numerous valueadded services. Before we discuss the customers' level of demand for extra services,
more » ... is essential to understand and study the existing added services available in the market. This awareness can also assist further research. Balasubramanian et al describes eight different areas of mobile commerce valueadded services. Clarke suggests four value propositions for mcommerce to define value added services characteristics. Both Balasubramanian et al and Clarke's models are commonly-used tools to test the characteristics of value-added services. Moreover, this research mainly focuses on Taiwan's current mobile commerce value-added services, while separating them into categories and characteristics. We surveyed the three largest cell phone service providers in Taiwan: Chunghwa Telecom, Taiwan Cellular Corp, TransAsia Telecommunications. We collected and sorted these providers' value-added services using the eight categories of Balasubramanian et al. and Clarke's four Value propositions for m-commerce to examine each value added service's characteristics. The purpose is to better understand the characteristics and current situations of service providers in Taiwan, as well as what areas need improvement. We also provide companies with a clear view of their deficiencies; moreover, cell phone service providers can have an accurate goal for developing future services. Moreover, we provide sufficient suggestions, thereby giving providers a clear direction for further promotions and marketing. Category I Applications : Category I applications frequently relate to the provision of information that is both timely and related to the immediate environment of a receiver. A range of devices and platforms are beginning to incorporate mobile technologies that are location sensitive, time critical, and recipient controlled. Category II Applications : Category II applications differ from Category I applications in that they are typically initiated and controlled by the product or service provider. Category III Applications : Category III applications typically relate to the on-demand provision of information regarding the physical environment of the information recipient. Category IV Applications : Category IV applications are similar to the fleet management applications described in Category I, except that they are not time critical.. Category V Applications : Category V applications typically relate to the acquisition of time-critical information that is tied to a remote transaction or event. Category VI Applications : Category VI activities are similar to those in Category V, except that the initiative for communication now rests with an information provider rather than a receiver. Category VII Applications : Category VII applications typically relate to receiver-initiated acquisition of information that is held in a repository or database.
doi:10.1145/1089551.1089659 dblp:conf/ACMicec/SunSJ05 fatcat:sm6miz2g7jfxplbkkuryhooj2u

A research on comprehension differences between print and screen reading

Szu-Yuan Sun, Chich-Jen Shieh, Kai-Ping Huang
2013 South African Journal of Economic and Management Sciences  
Since the 1980s, extensive research has been conducted comparing reading comprehension from printed text and computer screens. The conclusions, however, are not very consistent. As reading from computer screens requires a certain degree of individual technical skill, such variables should be objectively taken into consideration when conducting an experiment regarding the comparison between print and screen reading. This study analyses the difference in the level of understanding of the two
more » ... ntational formats (text on printed pages and hypertext on computer screens) for people between 45-54 years of age (i.e. "middleaged" adults). In our experimental findings there were no significant differences between the levels of comprehension for print and screen presentations. With regard to individual differences in gender, age group and educational level, the findings are as follows: gender and education effects on print reading comprehension performance were significant, while those on screen reading comprehension performance were not. For middle-aged computer learners, the main effect of age group on both print and screen reading comprehension performance was insignificant. In contrast, linear texts of traditional paper-based material are better for middle-aged readers' literal text comprehension, while hypertext is beneficial to their inferential text comprehension. It is also suggested that hypermedia could be used as a cognitive tool for improving middle-aged adults' inferential abilities on reading comprehension, provided that they were trained adequately to use available computers.
doi:10.4102/sajems.v16i5.640 fatcat:u3vyfrhgbfhnnjyidxhbi2n4la

Influence On Willingness Of Virtual Community'S Knowledge Sharing: Based On Social Capital Theory And Habitual Domain

Szu-Yuan Sun, Teresa L. Ju, Hao-Fan Chumg, Chang-Yao Wu, Pei-Ju Chao
2009 Zenodo  
According to Szu-Yuan Sun is with the Department of Information Management, National Kaohsiung First University of Science and Technology, No.2, Zhuoyue Rd., Nanzi District, Kaohsiung City 811, Taiwan  ... 
doi:10.5281/zenodo.1085155 fatcat:cbsp3435kjchzcnllounoiakgy

The corneal epitheliotrophic abilities of lyophilized powder form human platelet lysates

Lily Wei Chen, Chien-Jung Huang, Wen-Hui Tu, Chia-Ju Lu, Yi-Chen Sun, Szu-Yuan Lin, Wei-Li Chen, Xuefeng Liu
2018 PLoS ONE  
Methodology: Chia-Ju Lu, Yi-Chen Sun. Project administration: Chia-Ju Lu, Szu-Yuan Lin. Resources: Yi-Chen Sun, Szu-Yuan Lin.  ... 
doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0194345 pmid:29547658 pmcid:PMC5856377 fatcat:6jbwskknbvhtppcgqxxhan2zne

Taiwan C to C Analysis: A Study on Chinese Website Phenomenon

Szu-Yuan SUN, Shu-Chen CHANG, Li-Shan CHEN, Gow-Ming DONG
2016 DEStech Transactions on Economics Business and Management  
The purpose of this paper is to debate on community engagement and participation in local community festivals and events by empirically analyzing the factors which either inhibit or facilitate engagement. The application of the motivation-opportunity-ability (MOA) model to the analysis of community festivals is an important contribution. In this study, we focused on Taobao debuted the Double 11 (Bachelor's Day) activity, which has become national fever for Chinese consumers and the sales volume
more » ... is more than e-commerce services in Taiwan. Based on what mentioned above, the purpose of this study is to connect the C to C fever caused by Third Party Payment, diffusion of innovations theory, MOA and the theory of reasoned action. Literature Review E-commerce. Elements of e-commerce include business flow, logistics, cash flow, information flow. The features of business models have become increasingly multivariate. In general, there are two parts of customers perceive, including the opportunity cost and the interests (e.g. costs, or service) that can be obtained. The C to C business pattern can sufficiently meet the needs of consumers searching for goods and diminishing their doubts about goods. So, Adamson et al., believe that more than 60% of business-to-business transactions and information systems play a key role in the communication between the business operators and suppliers [2] . Innovation Diffusion Theory (IDT). Innovation Diffusion Theory" first appeared in 1903, and then Rogers [3] proposed a model, further dividing diffusion into diffusion of products or services, and diffusion of adopters. Regarding the diffusion of products, it is believed that if a new product has the following five elements. To achieve innovation diffusion, the new product should have the following features: 1. The new product has compatibility. Advantage over the general product in terms of functions or services connected with the Third Party Payment. 2. The new product itself can reduce customers' switching costs which is highly compatible with related products. 3. Functional complexity should not be too high. 4. Products can be used on trial. 5. Products can be evaluated and observed. Theory of Reasoned Action (TRA). The theory of reasoned action (TRA) developed by Fishbein & Ajzen [4] indicated that an individual's decision to engage in a particular behavior based on the outcomes of the individual expects, which will come as a result of performing the behavior. The application of TRA is quite wide, and has been more often used in marketing research and the social sciences, in particularly related to the prediction of behavior [5], for example, Usep Suhud & Nurdin Hidayat used TAM to explore service effectiveness of mobile payments [6]. Self Congruity. Based on the development of C to C e-commerce, that consumers have been more willing to express their thoughts as they have had more education. Self congruity is highly consistent with the selected products in terms of brands or products. The more a product or brand is in line with the self-image a consumer wants to express, the more it will be favored. For consumers, when buying a product they not only care about its functions, but also their self-images [7] . Therefore, their study suggested that there are four kinds of self congruity, actual self congruity, social self congruity, ideal self congruity, and ideal social self congruity. So, when consumers buy goods or services, they actually exhibit the final result of self congruity. Motivation, Opportunity, Ability (MOA) Theory. Motivation, Opportunity, Ability (MOA) theory consists of three factors, including motivation, opportunity, and ability. They believe that spreading messages is a kind of exchange of information. After receiving a message, the recipient is very likely to transform himself into a medium to spread the message. MOA theory has been widely used in the area of marketing. Know-How Exchange. Consumer motivation often comes from the transfer of knowledge exchange. Due to the prevalence of the Internet, customer to customer know-how exchanges channels and tools, which have increased dramatically. Consumers exchange know-how and information on various social websites. This can be regarded as the exchange between the motivation of intangible personal and social values and tangible equivalent object [8] . Therefore, C to C e-commerce operators can make good use of the functions of know-how exchange to meet the requirement of services. Research Design This study is based on the theoretical literature, to design a quantization questionnaire, test whether product characteristics of C to C market meet the requirement of consumers' attitudes, and further verify the motivation involved in consumer goods using the hypothesis of know-how exchange. The study then set up the measurement model, as appearing in fig. 1
doi:10.12783/dtem/iceme-ebm2016/4182 fatcat:53lvlffkirhgdp5tbb7346xs6q

The Feasibility of BCG and Sunitinib Combination Therapy for Transitional Cell Carcinoma

Dah-Shyong Yu, Szu-Yuan Ping, Chia-Lun Wu, Hong-I Chen, Sun-Yran Chang, Cheng-Ping Ma
2011 Urological Science  
In Taiwan, 681 victims died of bladder cancer in 2006 according to the registration statistics of the Department of Health, Executive Yuan.  ... 
doi:10.1016/s1879-5226(11)60004-3 fatcat:mbg55forkjfrpcma452sabbll4

Prevalence of Integrase Strand Transfer Inhibitors (INSTI) Resistance Mutations in Taiwan

Sui-Yuan Chang, Pi-Han Lin, Chien-Lin Cheng, Mao-Yuan Chen, Hsin-Yun Sun, Szu-Min Hsieh, Wang-Huei Sheng, Yi-Ching Su, Li-Hsin Su, Shu-Fang Chang, Wen-Chun Liu, Chien-Ching Hung (+1 others)
2016 Scientific Reports  
Antiretroviral therapy containing an integrase strand transfer inhibitor (INSTI) plus two NRTIs has become the recommended treatment for antiretroviral-naive HIV-1-infected patients in the updated guidelines. We aimed to determine the prevalence of INSTI-related mutations in Taiwan. Genotypic resistance assays were performed on plasma from ARV-naïve patients (N = 948), ARV-experienced but INSTI-naive patients (N = 359), and raltegravir-experienced patients (N = 63) from 2006 to 2015. Major
more » ... mutations were defined according to the IAS-USA list and other substitutions with a Stanford HIVdb score ≧ 10 to at least one INSTI were defined as minor mutations. Of 1307 HIV-1 samples from patients never exposed to INSTIs, the overall prevalence of major resistance mutations to INSTIs was 0.9% (n = 12), with an increase to 1.2% in 2013. Of these 12 sequences, 11 harboured Q148H/K/R, one Y143R, and none N155H. Of 30 sequences (47.6%) with INSTI-resistant mutations from raltegravirexperienced patients, 17 harboured Q148H/K/R, 8 N155H, and 6 Y143C/R. Other than these major mutations, the prevalence of minor mutations were 5.3% and 38.1%, respectively, in ARV-naive and raltegravir-experienced patients. The overall prevalence of INSTI mutations remains low in Taiwan. Surveillance of INSTI resistance is warranted due to circulation of polymorphisms contributing to INSTI resistance and expected increasing use of INSTIs. Integrase strand transfer inhibitor (INSTI)-based regimens are recommended as first-line combination antiretroviral therapy (cART) in several updated treatment guidelines for HIV after the efficacy of the three INSTIs (raltegravir, elvitegravir, and dolutegravir) has been demonstrated in randomized clinical trials 1-8 . INSTI-containing regimens have good tolerability and safety profiles and less concerns about CYP 3A4-associated drug-drug interactions, with exception of elvitegravir when combined with cobicistat, for most patients. With the widespread use of INSTIs, surveillance of the prevalence of INSTI resistance among ART-naive patients is critical in optimizing ART efficacy, given the concerns that INSTI, particularly raltegravir and elvitegravir, have a relatively lower genetic barrier to emergence of resistance mutations when compared with boosted PIs 9 . With one or two major mutations, such as Q148HKR ± G140SA, N155H ± E92Q or Y143CR ± T97A, a marked reduction of viral susceptibility to raltegravir and elvitegravir has been observed. According to recent publications from resource-rich countries such as the United States and Europe, transmitted INSTI resistance remains rare 10-12 . Nevertheless, the prevalence of transmitted INSTI resistance may increase in the next several years when the use of INSTI-containing ART increases. In addition, polymorphisms in integrase, which might modulate the efficacy of raltegravir and elvitegravir, have been reported and observed in patients receiving INSTI-containing regimens with virological failure. An increased frequency in HIV-1 integrase polymorphisms in patients with treatment failure and/or patients with reverse-transcriptase resistance mutations was reported 13 . In this study, we aimed to determine the prevalence of INSTI-resistant mutations in ART-naive patients, and to compare the prevalence of INSTI-resistant mutations/polymorphisms between ART-naive, ART-experienced/ INSTI-naive, and raltegravir-experienced patients in Taiwan, where raltegravir was first introduced into clinical use in 2009. Results Characteristics of study population. From June 2006 to October 2015, a total of 1370 non-duplicated blood specimens were subjected to genotypic analysis of INSTI resistance at the National Taiwan University Hospital (NTUH). These specimens were from ART-naïve patients (N = 948), ART-experienced patients who had never been exposed to INSTIs (N = 359), and patients receiving raltegravir-containing regimens and experiencing virological failure (N = 63). Baseline characteristics of the patients included in this study are shown in Table 1 . The INSTI-naive patients were predominantly males (95.8%); and 84.1% of them were men who have sex with men (MSM), 8.5% injecting drug users (IDU), and 6.8% heterosexuals. The majority of the patients were infected with subtype B viruses (85.7%), followed by CRF07_BC (9.0%) and CRF01_AE (4.9%). The mean baseline plasma HIV RNA load (PVL) was 4.74 log 10 copies/mL (standard deviation [SD], 0.73 log 10 copies/mL), with 33.1% of the patients having PVL > 5 log 10 copies/mL. The mean CD4 count was 299 cells/mm 3 (SD, 198 cells/mm 3 ), with 31.7% having CD4 counts < 200 cells/mm 3 . Compared to ART-experienced/INSTI-naive patients, ART-naïve patients had a higher percentage of male gender (97.1% vs 92.7%, P < 0.001), were younger (mean age, 31.4 years vs 37.2 years, P < 0.001) and were more likely to be MSM (87.2% vs 75.5%, P < 0.001) and infected with subtype B virus (87.0% vs 82.2%, P = 0.03), and to have higher mean CD4 count (315 cells/mm 3 vs 256 cells/mm 3 , P < 0.001).
doi:10.1038/srep35779 pmid:27779200 pmcid:PMC5078839 fatcat:cqpalfelwna6nm2mdemeiyfd5y

Comparing effects of intraoperative fluid and vasopressor infusion on intestinal microcirculation

Chia-Ning Fan, Szu-Jen Yang, Po-Yuan Shih, Ming-Jiuh Wang, Shou-Zen Fan, Jui-Chang Tsai, Wei-Zen Sun, Chih‑Min Liu, Yu-Chang Yeh
2020 Scientific Reports  
AbstractSeveral studies have revealed that vasopressor may be more appropriate for treating intraoperative hypotension and preventing hypervolemia. This study compared the effects of vasopressor infusion and fluid supplementation on intestinal microcirculation during treating intraoperative hypotension. Thirty-two rats were randomly divided into the following four groups: Light Anesthesia group (LA, 0.8–1% isoflurane); Deep Anesthesia group (DA, 1.5–1.8% isoflurane); Fluid DA group (1.5–1.8%
more » ... flurane and fluid supplementation); and Norepinephrine DA group (1.5–1.8% isoflurane and norepinephrine infusion). At 240 min, perfused small vessel density (PSVD) of the mucosa did not differ significantly between the Fluid DA and Norepinephrine DA groups [26.2 (3.2) vs 28.9 (2.5) mm/mm2, P = 0.077], and tissue oxygen saturation of the mucosa was lower in the Fluid DA groups than in the Norepinephrine DA groups [ 48 (7) vs 57 (6) %, P = 0.02]. At 240 min, TSVD and PSVD of the seromuscular layer were higher in the Norepinephrine DA group than in the Fluid DA group. Fluid administration was higher in the Fluid DA group than in the Norepinephrine DA group [66 (25) vs. 9 (5) μL/g, P = 0.001]. Our results showed that norepinephrine can resuscitate intraoperative hypotension related microcirculatory alteration and avoid fluid overload.
doi:10.1038/s41598-020-76983-6 pmid:33199828 fatcat:zzvowrshs5catl3imweww23ium

Tumoural calcinosis associated with subclavian vein occlusion and hypercalcaemia in a haemodialysis patient

Sun‐Chieh Hsu, Jeng‐Jong Huang, Junne‐Ming Sung, Ming‐Cheng Wang, Chin‐Chung Tseng, Szu‐Yuan Lee
2000 Nephrology, Dialysis and Transplantation  
In any event exercise 2Kuo's General Hospital Chin-Chung Tseng1 during conventional dialysis reduces urea rebound, increases Tainan Szu-Yuan Lee2 creatinine removal and, importantly, increases phosphate  ...  Division of Nephrology Sun-Chieh Hsu1 Other investigators have also found that urea removal is Department of Internal Medicine Jeng-Jong Huang1 enhanced during intradialytic exercise [2, 3] .  ... 
doi:10.1093/ndt/15.8.1262 pmid:10910465 fatcat:bqe7gqurzrbijbnt4jbfukhvfy
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