Jonathan Trower

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This paper examines the facilitator, group member, and system roles as a complete socio-technical system. Each of these three components of the sociotechnical system is discussed in terms of the roles that they play within the context of the group meeting. This research draws from previous work on "group roles" to define how these "roles" interact to(More)
As the technological dimension of society becomes more complex (Huber, 1984), the role played by technologists will become more important. And as this occurs, the question of motivating these individuals also becomes more important. Little prior empirical research has examined the impact of motivation on the performance of technologists--those workers who(More)
Improving the performance of IS project teams has been an enduring problem for IS managers. Prior research in this area has suggested that by carefully selecting team members based on certain characteristics, like psychological type, team performance may be enhanced. This study examines the impact that individual goals and performance and team composition(More)
Couger (1990) has pointed out that many non-IS people have moved into the IS =ea over the past 10 years, At the same time, IS employees are being shifted into user areas. This has resulted in a blurring of the distinctions between IS and non-IS employees. Therefore, research studies that concentrate on the split between IS and non-IS employees maybe(More)
For over a decade, the IS discipline has been struggling to increase student enrollment. The enrollment problem is exacerbated by the fact that females/minorities are graduating college in increasing numbers and the IS discipline has historically attracted white males. This study assesses the effectiveness of the many enrollment interventions recommended in(More)
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