This paper presents a research model and empirical findings on the relationship between positive affect and group decision making. In the research model positive affect is posited to influence an individual’s willingness to communicate which in turn improves group decision making. Group cohesion is posited as moderating the relationship between positive affect and willingness to communicate. Results from an experiment involving teams in a group systems support (GSS) environment support the hypothesized relationships.
Srite, Mark and Ayres, Brad, "Positive Affect and Group Decision Making" (1999). AMCIS 1999 Proceedings. 127.