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The relationships among group size, member ability, social decision schemes, and performance

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posted on 1983-10-01, 00:00 authored by Philip YettonPhilip Yetton, P Bottger
This study examines the effect of member task skills and social decision schemes on the performance-size relationship for both simulated and interacting groups. Group performance is found to be a linear function of log size, with returns to scale a positive function of group member ability and the use of nonunit rather than unit weight social decision schemes. Reexamination of data from previous studies shows that the direction and magnitude of these effects are similar across tasks. The subjects are 555 managers and graduate students, 382 of whom worked in 87 groups of size two to six members. The task was the NASA moon exercise. © 1983.

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Journal

Organizational behavior and human performance

Volume

32

Issue

2

Pagination

145 - 159

Publisher

Elsevier

Location

Amsterdam, The Netherlands

ISSN

0030-5073

Language

eng

Publication classification

C1.1 Refereed article in a scholarly journal

Copyright notice

1983, Academic Press

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