Preface and Chapter 1: Introduction: Electronic Technology in Work Groups

McGrath, J. E., Hollingshead, A. B., GROUPS INTERACTING WITH TECHNOLOGY, Newbury Park, CA: Sage Publications Inc., 1994

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Joseph McGrath

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Andrea B. Hollingshead

USC Annenberg School for Communication and Journalism; University of Southern California - Marshall School of Business

Abstract

This book was the result of a two year research project supported by the Information Technology and Organizations program at the National Science Foundation. The objectives of that project were to review and to integrate the burgeoning research literature on the effects of technology on the flow of work in groups using a group theoretic perspective and to conduct an agenda for future research in that area. We argue in the book that the study of group support systems has been much more about technical development of applications rather than about the exploration and identification of basic theoretical issues about the functioning of work groups. In Chapter 1, we delineate the domain of study and provide an introduction to the structure of the book.

Keywords: groups, technology, collaboration, CMC, group decision support systems, group support systems

Suggested Citation

McGrath, Joseph and Hollingshead, Andrea B., Preface and Chapter 1: Introduction: Electronic Technology in Work Groups. McGrath, J. E., Hollingshead, A. B., GROUPS INTERACTING WITH TECHNOLOGY, Newbury Park, CA: Sage Publications Inc., 1994, Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=1791205

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