Introduction: The JEMCO-2 Study of time, technology, and groups

  • Joseph E. Mcgrath
  • Holly Arrow


An experimental study of 60 work groups that met weekly either face to face or via a computer conferencing system for seven weeks is described. The experimental design, computer technology, experimental tasks, and composition of the groups are described in detail. A brief overview is given of the five empirical pieces in this special issue that report findings from this experimental study.

Key words

Computer-mediated communication work groups group development 


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© Kluwer Academic Publishers 1996

Authors and Affiliations

  • Joseph E. Mcgrath
    • 1
  • Holly Arrow
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of PsychologyUniversity of Illinois at Urbana-ChampaignChampaignUSA

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