Group interaction and business game performance

Eugene D. Jaffe, Israel D. Nebenzahl

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Past research has shown that team cohesiveness is positively associated with performance in a business game. This conclusion was reached as the result of observations taken after games were completed What could not be discerned was whether cohesiveness was more important during the team formation at an early stage of the game, throughout the game, or toward the entt The research reported in this article examines cohesiveness as well as task-orientation effects on performance at two decision points of a game. Results show that teams which were more cohesive than task oriented at an early stage were more successful.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)133-146
Number of pages14
JournalSimulation and Gaming
Issue number2
StatePublished - Jun 1990


  • cohesiveness
  • performance
  • task orientation
  • team formation


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