Anonymity In Group Support Systems Research: New Conceptualization And Measure

  title={Anonymity In Group Support Systems Research: New Conceptualization And Measure},
  author={Alain Pinsonneault and Nelson Heppel},
By reducing inhibition, enhancing participation, and by increasing the number of ideas generated, anonymity is expected to improve communication and decision making and to enhance group performance. However, empirical evidence is inconclusive and provides a rather confusing understanding of the real effects of anonymity in group support systems (GSS). This paper addresses the state of empirical findings by examining the impacts of anonymity on groups through a new conceptualization of anonymity… CONTINUE READING

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