MEETING IMPACTS OF TWO TYPES OF EMS ANONYMITY AND INITIAL DIFFERENCE IN OPINIONS

Surinder Singh Kahai, Bruce J. Avolio, John J. Sosik

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Abstract

A laboratory experiment was conducted to study the effects of two types of anonymity in an electronic meeting system (EMS) setting (source anonymity: Participants know who their group members are but do not know the source of any comment, and participant anonymity: Participants do not know who their group members are), initial difference in opinions, and their interaction on participation and satisfaction. Results suggest that the effects of participant anonymity should not be considered as similar in nature to but stronger than those of source anonymity. The extent to which source and participant anonymity make a group salient to its members is proposed as a crucial determinant of the effects of source and participant anonymity.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages81-91
Number of pages11
StatePublished - 1995
Event16th International Conference on Information Systems, ICIS 1995 - Amsterdam, Netherlands
Duration: Dec 10 1995Dec 13 1995

Conference

Conference16th International Conference on Information Systems, ICIS 1995
Country/TerritoryNetherlands
CityAmsterdam
Period12/10/9512/13/95

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Computer Networks and Communications
  • Computer Science Applications
  • Information Systems

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