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Audioconferencing: A Case Study from Spruce Budworm Technology Transfer

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The cost of conducting business and educational meetings has increased steadily over the past few years. One alternative to the traditional face-to-face (FTF) meeting is teleconferencing. Audioconferencing, the simplest form of teleconferencing, involves verbal communication with optional telewriting or telecopying. The potential cost savings of audioconferencing can be substantial. In the Spruce Budworm Technology Transfer Program for the Lake States, an audioconference was about half as expensive as an FTF meeting. Audioconferencing is also more convenient and flexible than FTF meetings. However, it is not appropriate for all meetings. Audioconferencing reduces the cost and increases the convenience of group meetings; it does not reduce the complexity of group communication. North. J. Appl. For. 3:52-55, September, 1984

Document Type: Journal Article

Affiliations: School of Natural Resources, The University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI 48109-1115

Publication date: September 1, 1984

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  • Each regional journal of applied forestry focuses on research, practice, and techniques targeted to foresters and allied professionals in specific regions of the United States and Canada. The Northern Journal of Applied Forestry covers northeastern, midwestern, and boreal forests in the United States and Canada.
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