Communication and Transactive Memory Systems

Human Communication Research, Vol. 29, No. 4, pp. 607-615, 2003

9 Pages Posted: 7 Apr 2011

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Andrea B. Hollingshead

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

brandon david

affiliation not provided to SSRN

Date Written: 2003

Abstract

Transactive memory theory views communication as a valuable (but not perfect) tool for learning, storing, and retrieving information from other people. In this essay, we review research on transactive memory systems and elaborate on the role of communication in the development and use of such systems. In contrast to Pavitt (2003), we believe that communication can, under some conditions, facilitate the development of an effective group memory system.

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JEL Classification: D70

Suggested Citation

Hollingshead, Andrea B. and david, brandon, Communication and Transactive Memory Systems (2003). Human Communication Research, Vol. 29, No. 4, pp. 607-615, 2003, Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=1802155

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University of Southern California - Marshall School of Business

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Brandon David

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