group decision support system


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group decision support system

[>¦grüp di‚sizh·ən sə′pȯrt ‚sis·təm]
(computer science)
A computer-based system that enables members of a work group to meet face to face in a conference room or via a computer network and to analyze problems, discuss issues, develop plans, and evaluate alternative sources of action via specialized software that is simultaneously available to everyone in the group.
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The anonymity and proximity factors in group decision support systems.
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Thousands of people in dozens of public and private organizations such as GE, IBM, and Westinghouse have benefited from using Group Decision Support Systems.
Consider two relatively well-worked application areas: A review of group decision support systems concluded that after decades of effort, "their use is far below what could be expected given their need and promise," and "although some for-profit companies have built (group decision support systems), they are not yet making much money" [17].
Fidler and Rogerson take an integrated, functional view of MSS across various elements that are traditionally studied under the headings of Management Information Systems (MIS), Decision Support Systems (DSS), Group Decision Support System (GDSS), Executive Information System (EIS), Expert System (ES) or an Office Information System (OIS).
Her current research interests include interfaces for decision support systems, group decision support systems, and web interfaces.
She was an assistant professor in information systems at that time and interested in group decision support systems (DeSanctis & Gallupe, 1987).
Professor Gray was the author/editor of 16 books and authored over 160 journal articles and was known for three "first papers": in crime in transportation, in telecommuting, and in group decision support systems.
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