Group support systems: A cornucopia of research opportunities

Robert O. Briggs, Jay F Nunamaker, Bruce A. Reinig, Nicholas C. Romano, Ralph R. Sprague

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Abstract

For many years we have heard rumors of the downfall and death of GSS research. In this paper we will argue that the nay-sayers are wrong, as many have been in other disciplines in the past and that they would propose to stop seeking answers before the most important questions may have even been asked. We describe some of the many unanswered research questions left to be addressed in Group Support Systems research. We identify potentially 250 additional doctoral dissertations, each of which would make a substantial contribution to our understanding of GSS, and likely reveal deeper and even more insightful questions than those which we pose here as mere examples. There is a veritable `cornucopia' of GSS research opportunities within these questions that are yet to be answered. We hope to broaden the readers' perspective on GSS research opportunities and convince our audience that GSS research, far from being dead, is not even comatose, but in fact is alive and thriving.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationProceedings of the Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Computer Society
Pages495-504
Number of pages10
Volume1
Publication statusPublished - 1998
EventProceedings of the 1998 31st Annual Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences. Part 1 (of 7) - Big Island, HI, USA
Duration: Jan 6 1998Jan 9 1998

Other

OtherProceedings of the 1998 31st Annual Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences. Part 1 (of 7)
CityBig Island, HI, USA
Period1/6/981/9/98

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Software
  • Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering

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Briggs, R. O., Nunamaker, J. F., Reinig, B. A., Romano, N. C., & Sprague, R. R. (1998). Group support systems: A cornucopia of research opportunities. In Proceedings of the Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences (Vol. 1, pp. 495-504). Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Computer Society.