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September 1996 | 496 pages | SAGE Publications, Inc
Despite the importance of group communication processes, they remain elusive and difficult to understand, and the type of theory necessary to make sense of these processes differs from those commonly found in the social sciences.

This collection of essays advances a unique perspective on group decision-making which is complementary to approaches taken in management, psychology and sociology. As the new edition of this book demonstrates, a number of strong theoretical frameworks have developed over the past 15 years together with considerable empirical evidence. The essays are distinctive both in their explicit focus on communication processes and in their location in a unique intellectual tradition. As such the book serves to forge a broader, more complete study of group processes.

 
PART ONE: INTRODUCTION
Marshall Scott Poole and Randy Y Hirokawa
Introduction
Communication and Group Decision Making  
Lawrence R Frey
Remembering and `Re-membering'
A History of Theory and Research on Communication and Group Decision Making  
 
PART TWO: THEORIES
Dennis S Gouran and Randy Y Hirokawa
Functional Theory and Commumnication in Decision-Making and Problem-Solving Groups
An Expanded View  
Ernest G Bormann
Symbolic Convergence Theory and Communication in Group Decision Making
Marshall Scott Poole, David R Seibold, and Robert D McPhee
The Structuration of Group Decisions
Linda L Putnam and Cynthia Stohl
Bona Fide Groups
An Alternative Perspective for Communication and Small Group Decision Making  
Dean E Hewes
Small Group Communication May Not Influence Decision Making
An Amplification of Socio-Egocentric Theory  
 
PART THREE: PROCESSES
Marshall Scott Poole and Carolyn L Baldwin
Developmental Processes in Group Decision Making
David R Seibold, Renée Meyers, and Sunwolf
Communication and Influence in Group Decision Making
Randy Y Hirokawa, Larry Erbert, and Anthony Hurst
Communication and Group Decision-Making Effectiveness
J Kevin Barge
Leadership Skills and the Dialectics of Leadership in Group Decision Making
 
PART FOUR: PROCEDURES
Susan Jarboe
Procedures for Enhancing Group Decision Making
James H Davis, Lorne Hulbert, and Wing Tung Au
Procedural Influence on Group Decision Making
The Case of Straw Polls - Observation and Simulation  
Poppy Lauretta McLeod
New Communication Technologies for Group Decision Making
Toward an Integrative Framework  

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