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The Influence of Contribution Visibility on Participant Satisfaction in Electronic Brainstorming

The Influence of Contribution Visibility on Participant Satisfaction in Electronic Brainstorming
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Author(s): Alex Ivanov (Simon Fraser University, Canada) and Dianne Cyr (Simon Fraser University, Canada)
Copyright: 2007
Pages: 3
Source title: Managing Worldwide Operations and Communications with Information Technology
Source Editor(s): Mehdi Khosrow-Pour, D.B.A. (Information Resources Management Association, USA)
DOI: 10.4018/978-1-59904-929-8.ch339
ISBN13: 9781599049298
EISBN13: 9781466665378

Abstract

Electronic brainstorming (EBS) was developed to overcome limitations of face-to face brainstorming, and can be particularly useful in distributed idea generation sessions. However, EBS adoption in organizations has been sluggish, and its benefits beyond productivity—such as participant satisfaction—are equivocal. Applying the recently advanced theory of satisfaction attainment by Briggs, Reinig, and deVreede, our research explores if EBS participant satisfaction can be increased by innovative visualization of participants’ contributions. This paper outlines our research model, and reports on the pilot deployment of one of our proposed EBS user interfaces.

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