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The effects of scale and information distribution on group decision-making processes and outcomes

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dc.contributor.advisor Arunachalam, Vairam en
dc.contributor.author Landis, Mark J., 1976- en_US
dc.date.accessioned 2010-01-12T17:06:04Z
dc.date.available 2010-01-12T17:06:04Z
dc.date.issued 2006 en_US
dc.date.submitted 2006 Fall en
dc.identifier.other LandisM-091106-D5872 en_US
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10355/4377
dc.description The entire dissertation/thesis text is included in the research.pdf file; the official abstract appears in the short.pdf file (which also appears in the research.pdf); a non-technical general description, or public abstract, appears in the public.pdf file. en_US
dc.description Title from title screen of research.pdf file (viewed on month August 3, 2007) en_US
dc.description Vita. en_US
dc.description Includes bibliographical references. en_US
dc.description Thesis (Ph. D.) University of Missouri-Columbia 2006. en_US
dc.description Dissertations, Academic -- University of Missouri--Columbia -- Accountancy. en_US
dc.description.abstract This dissertation bridges two research streams in the group decision making research: the weighted opinion research stream and social decision scheme research stream. In two experiments, the scale of the decision outcome - which is thought to create the differences between the two research streams - does not affect the underlying behaviors as expected. Results indicate that models of interpersonal influence can generally best explain decisions in both continuous scale and discrete scale settings, in both simple and complex tasks. However, if the network of interpersonal influences is not known, then in simple (information-scarce) tasks, central tendency behaviors can explain group decisions across both discrete and continuous scale settings. In complex (information-rich) tasks, faction-based behaviors tend to describe decision making processes. Additionally, and contrary to expectations, scale does not affect information processing when the information set is different among group members. en_US
dc.language.iso en_US en_US
dc.publisher University of Missouri--Columbia en_US
dc.relation.ispartof 2006 Freely available dissertations (MU) en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Group decision making en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Information resources management en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Group problem solving en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Scale analysis (Psychology) en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Scaling (Social sciences) en_US
dc.title The effects of scale and information distribution on group decision-making processes and outcomes en_US
dc.type Thesis en_US
thesis.degree.discipline Accountancy en_US
thesis.degree.grantor University of Missouri--Columbia en_US
thesis.degree.name Ph. D. en_US
thesis.degree.level Doctoral en_US
dc.identifier.merlin .b59271437 en_US
dc.identifier.oclc 162164138 en_US
dc.relation.ispartofcommunity University of Missouri-Columbia. Graduate School. Theses and Dissertations. Dissertations. 2006 Dissertations


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