Communication and Transactive Memory Systems
Human Communication Research, Vol. 29, No. 4, pp. 607-615, 2003
9 Pages Posted: 7 Apr 2011
Date Written: 2003
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
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