A synthesis of field-based application areas of ‘low impact’ group support

Tony Gear, Sam Groves, Martin John Read

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This paper is focused on a review of application areas of one form of group support system (GSS), based on the use of wireless handsets, which we have termed ‘low impact’ in type. Our aim is two-fold: to inform understanding of how a ‘low impact’ design impacts on three ‘learning and deciding’ type applications in areas of classroom support, decision making in groups, and organisational learning; and to develop a unifying theory which reflects evidence from field-based applications. The paper is not concerned with the use of handsets for electronic voting or surveys, and utilizes selected evidence obtained from the use of this design of group support in real life contexts.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of BAM2015
Subtitle of host publicationThe value of pluralism in advancing management research, education and practice
Place of PublicationLondon
PublisherBritish Academy of Management
Number of pages40
Publication statusPublished - 4 Sept 2015
EventBritish Academy of Management (BAM) Conference - Portsmouth, United Kingdom
Duration: 8 Sept 201510 Sept 2015


ConferenceBritish Academy of Management (BAM) Conference
Country/TerritoryUnited Kingdom


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