The state of group support system research through a survey of papers 1980 to 1991.
Rausch, Matthew G.
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Group Support Systems (GSS) have experienced tremendous growth during the 1980 's. Group Decision Support Systems (GDSS) , Negotiation Support Systems (NSS) and Computer Supported Collaborative Work (CSCW) systems are examples of the acronyms that represent the application of computer technology to group work. As the GSS field is in a period of rapid growth, it is difficult to keep abreast of the existing literature, current research, issues and future trends. This thesis provides a short tutorial on GSS, reviews existing GSS taxonomies, identifies key research findings, issues, and future trends, and proposes a classification framework to aid in information retrieval from the extensive GSS literature database provided.