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The Medium Matters: The Effects Of Media Attributes And Evidence Strength On Belief Revision

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The Medium Matters: The Effects Of Media Attributes And Evidence Strength On Belief Revision
Face-to-face meetings between auditors and their clients are increasingly difficult to arrange, due to business globalization and the growing need for rapid audit decision-making. Relying on electronic communication media, such as e-mail or video conferencing for auditor-client inquiry may be a logical and simple solution to this problem. However, it may also introduce some threats to the communication process. This paper posits that the use of electronic communication media biases the ways in which auditors update their beliefs as a result of information inquiry. We examine to what extent media attributes affect the auditor's belief revision, given persuasive intentions on the client's side. The media attributes of interest in this paper are (1) a medium's cue multiplicity (the extent to which the medium can communicate peripheral cues) and (2) reprocessability (a medium's ability to archive messages). Drawing on the Belief Adjustment Model and the Elaboration Lik...
Anna H. Nöteberg
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Type Conference
Year 2004
Where ECIS
Authors Anna H. Nöteberg
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