An experimental examination of group history and group support system use on information sharing performance and user perceptions

B. E. Mennecke, J. A. Hoffer, Joseph S Valacich

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Abstract

A laboratory experiment was conducted in which group history (i.e. established vs. ad hoc groups) and group support system (GSS) use were manipulated. Subjects completed a hidden profile task, i.e. a task where some information is held by all group members prior to the meeting while other information is held only by a subset of the group. No differences in information sharing performance were observed, except that, when compared to ad hoc groups, established groups discussed less information that was initially held by one group member. Established group members were more satisfied than ad hoc group members while those using a GSS were less satisfied than no-technology groups. Group cohesion was found to be positively related to satisfaction across all treatments, while cohesion was positively related to information sharing performance only for ad hoc groups that did not use a GSS. A discussion of the results in the context of prior theory and research is also presented.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationProceedings of the 28th Annual Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences, HICSS 1995
PublisherIEEE Computer Society
Pages153-162
Number of pages10
ISBN (Electronic)0818669306
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 1995
Externally publishedYes
Event28th Annual Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences, HICSS 1995 - Wailea, United States
Duration: Jan 3 1995Jan 6 1995

Publication series

NameProceedings of the Annual Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences
Volume4
ISSN (Print)1530-1605

Conference

Conference28th Annual Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences, HICSS 1995
CountryUnited States
CityWailea
Period1/3/951/6/95

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Engineering(all)

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    Mennecke, B. E., Hoffer, J. A., & Valacich, J. S. (1995). An experimental examination of group history and group support system use on information sharing performance and user perceptions. In Proceedings of the 28th Annual Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences, HICSS 1995 (pp. 153-162). [375734] (Proceedings of the Annual Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences; Vol. 4). IEEE Computer Society. https://doi.org/10.1109/HICSS.1995.375734