An experimental investigation of the effects of group size in an electronic meeting environment

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This research used a laboratory experiment to investigate the effects of group size on idea-generation performance and member satisfaction in an electronic meeting room in which computer-supported electronic communication replaced direct verbal communication. Three group sizes were studied: small (three-member), medium (nine-member) and large (18-member). The findings of this study contradict those of prior non-computer-supported idea-generation studies: in this electronic meeting environment, larger groups generated more ideas of greater quality, and were more satisfied than smaller groups.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1049-1057
Number of pages9
JournalIEEE Transactions on Systems, Man and Cybernetics
Volume20
Issue number5
DOIs
StatePublished - Sep 1990

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