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Despite the importance of group communication processes, they remain elusive and difficult to understand, and the type of theory necessary to make sense of these processes differs from those commonly found in the social sciences. This collection of essays advances a unique perspective on group decision-making which is complementary to approaches taken in management, psychology and sociology. As the new edition of this book demonstrates, a number of strong theoretical frameworks have developed over the past 15 years together with considerable empirical evidence. The essays are distinctive both in their explicit focus on communication processes and in their location in a unique intellectual tradition. As such the book serves

Chapter 13: Procedural Influence on Group Decision Making: The Case of Straw Polls—Observation and Simulation

Procedural Influence on Group Decision Making: The Case of Straw Polls—Observation and Simulation
Procedural influence on group decision making: The case of straw polls—observation and simulation
James H.Davis
LorneHulbert
Wing TungAu

Organizations and institutions of various kinds routinely assign groups of a dozen or fewer persons a major role in making decisions, ranging from filling an ...

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