Prof. Radha Mahapatra, Information Systems & Operations Management, was invited by the Library to choose an item to add to the Library's collection on the occasion of their Promotion to Professor.
Prof. Mahapatra chose In Search of Synergy in Small Group Performance by Jarmes R. Larson, Jr., New York: Psychology Press, 2010.
Prof. Mahapatra's remarks on this item:
"Small group performance is a topic of significant interest to academic researchers and business managers. The overarching research question is do people perform better or worse when working in teams as compared to working individually. In other words, “Are two heads better than one?” More recently, with the advent of pair programming as a software development practice, this question has become highly relevant in the context of software development. This has been a primary focus of my research over the last decade. Larson’s book provides an integrative view of the multidisciplinary research carried out on small group performance."