Topic Effects on Process Gains and Losses in Electronic Meetings

Topic Effects on Process Gains and Losses in Electronic Meetings

Linwu Gu (Indiana University of Pennslyvania, USA), Milam Aiken (University of Mississippi, USA) and Jianfeng Wang (Indiana University of Pennslyvania, USA)
Copyright: © 2007 |Pages: 11
DOI: 10.4018/irmj.2007100101
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Abstract

In the literature of electronic meetings, few studies have investigated the effects of topic-related variables on group processes. This article explores the effects of an individual’s perception of topics on process gains or process losses using a sample of 110 students in 14 electronic meetings. The results of the study showed that topic characteristics variables, individual knowledge, and individual self-efficacy had a significant influence on the number of relevant comments generated in an electronic meeting.

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