Rethinking Media Synchronicity Theory: Examining the Cooperative Assumption Windeler, Jaime Harrison, Andrew 2017-12-28T00:40:09Z 2017-12-28T00:40:09Z 2018-01-03
dc.description.abstract Much of information systems (IS) literature assumes team members have completely aligned goals. In practice, people interpret goals to suit personal agendas, even when they are collaborating. This motivates our examination of the cooperative assumption in Media Synchronicity Theory (MST)-”a leading IS theory of communication performance. We assess the boundaries of MST by relaxing the assumption of cooperation. Our results support MST for explaining communication and task performance in a cooperative context. However, MST was insufficient to capture how media capabilities influence performance in a non-cooperative context. Our study shows that relaxing the assumption of cooperation changes MST in profound ways-”altering which media capabilities are central to the model and the very processes that underlie communication.
dc.format.extent 10 pages
dc.identifier.doi 10.24251/HICSS.2018.092
dc.identifier.isbn 978-0-9981331-1-9
dc.language.iso eng
dc.relation.ispartof Proceedings of the 51st Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences
dc.rights Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives 4.0 International
dc.subject Virtual Teams, Organizations and Networks
dc.subject Media Capabilities Media Synchronicity Social Presence Anonymity Communication Cooperation
dc.title Rethinking Media Synchronicity Theory: Examining the Cooperative Assumption
dc.type Conference Paper
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