Computer-mediated idea generation

The effects of group size and group heterogeneity

Joseph S Valacich, Brian E. Mennecke, Reneé Wachter, Bradley C. Wheeler

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Abstract

A laboratory experiment investigated the effects of physical group size (five- and ten-member) and logical group size (i.e., group heterogeneity in regard to task demands) on the performance of groups addressing an idea generation task. Logical size was manipulated by varying the amount of task-relevant information given to each group member. Larger logical group sizes (heterogeneous groups) were induced by distributing unique task-relevant information among group members; smaller logical group sizes were induced by providing all task information to all members (homogeneous groups). Ten-member groups outperformed five-member groups. Physical group size interacted with logical group size resulting in greater performance gains for heterogenous groups with more members. Average contributions per group member diminished with increased physical group size for homogeneous groups and increased for heterogeneous groups.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationProceedings of the 26th Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences, HICSS 1993
PublisherIEEE Computer Society
Pages152-160
Number of pages9
ISBN (Electronic)0818632305
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 1993
Externally publishedYes
Event26th Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences, HICSS 1993 - Wailea, United States
Duration: Jan 8 1993 → …

Publication series

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

Conference

Conference26th Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences, HICSS 1993
CountryUnited States
CityWailea
Period1/8/93 → …

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Valacich, J. S., Mennecke, B. E., Wachter, R., & Wheeler, B. C. (1993). Computer-mediated idea generation: The effects of group size and group heterogeneity. In Proceedings of the 26th Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences, HICSS 1993 (pp. 152-160). [284177] (Proceedings of the Annual Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences; Vol. 4). IEEE Computer Society. https://doi.org/10.1109/HICSS.1993.284177

Computer-mediated idea generation : The effects of group size and group heterogeneity. / Valacich, Joseph S; Mennecke, Brian E.; Wachter, Reneé; Wheeler, Bradley C.

Proceedings of the 26th Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences, HICSS 1993. IEEE Computer Society, 1993. p. 152-160 284177 (Proceedings of the Annual Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences; Vol. 4).

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

Valacich, JS, Mennecke, BE, Wachter, R & Wheeler, BC 1993, Computer-mediated idea generation: The effects of group size and group heterogeneity. in Proceedings of the 26th Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences, HICSS 1993., 284177, Proceedings of the Annual Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences, vol. 4, IEEE Computer Society, pp. 152-160, 26th Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences, HICSS 1993, Wailea, United States, 1/8/93. https://doi.org/10.1109/HICSS.1993.284177
Valacich JS, Mennecke BE, Wachter R, Wheeler BC. Computer-mediated idea generation: The effects of group size and group heterogeneity. In Proceedings of the 26th Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences, HICSS 1993. IEEE Computer Society. 1993. p. 152-160. 284177. (Proceedings of the Annual Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences). https://doi.org/10.1109/HICSS.1993.284177
Valacich, Joseph S ; Mennecke, Brian E. ; Wachter, Reneé ; Wheeler, Bradley C. / Computer-mediated idea generation : The effects of group size and group heterogeneity. Proceedings of the 26th Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences, HICSS 1993. IEEE Computer Society, 1993. pp. 152-160 (Proceedings of the Annual Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences).
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