27.02.2009 - Prediction markets: An uncertain future
From Economist: Not so long ago, prediction markets were being tipped as a fantastic new way to forecast everything from the completion date of a vital project to a firmís annual sales. But although they have spread beyond early-adopting companies in the technology industry, they have still not become mainstream management tools. Even fervent advocates admit much remains to be done to convince sceptical managers of their value. ďItís still a pretty evangelical business,Ē says Leslie Fine of CrowdCast, one of the firms that provide trading platforms for companies keen to pool the collective wisdom of their employees..... Full Article: Source
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