Applied Research on Group Decision Support Systems

The Minnesota GDSS Project

Authored by: Marshall Scott Poole , Gerardine DeSanctis

Routledge Handbook of Applied Communication Research

Print publication date:  June  2009
Online publication date:  July  2009

Print ISBN: 9780805849837
eBook ISBN: 9780203871645
Adobe ISBN: 9781135231798


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In the 1980s, computing and information technology underwent a fundamental transformation from centralized systems inaccessible to most users to personal computers and networks that put computing within reach of everyone. That era witnessed widespread adoption of personal computers by businesses and in the home, the initiation and growth of the Internet, the spread of e-mail, and growth in teleconferencing and videoconferencing—in short, a spread of advanced communication and information technologies into everyday life.

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