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dc.contributor.advisorCoughlan, Pete
dc.contributor.advisorGates, William R.
dc.contributor.authorDishmon, Joshua M.
dc.dateJune 2011
dc.date.accessioned2012-08-22T15:33:32Z
dc.date.available2012-08-22T15:33:32Z
dc.date.issued2011-06
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10945/10767
dc.descriptionMBA Professional Reporten_US
dc.description.abstractPrediction markets generally are small-scale electronic markets that tie payoffs to measurable future events. They are similar to stock markets, where the "stocks" are outcomes or events rather than shares in a company. The growing popularity of prediction markets reflects the notion that markets are an excellent means of efficient information aggregation among a disparate group of people. Trading prices in the prediction markets provide decision makers with a timely, accurate, and continuously updated picture on the likelihood of future events. This enables decision makers to better evaluate risk. Based on historical successes in prediction market utilization, it is both logical and important to assess the usefulness of prediction markets in acquisition programs. This thesis evaluates the usefulness of prediction markets in the Defense (DoD) acquisition field.en_US
dc.description.urihttp://archive.org/details/predictionmarket1094510767
dc.format.extentxvi, 31 p. : ill.en_US
dc.format.extent28 cm.en_US
dc.publisherMonterey, California. Naval Postgraduate Schoolen_US
dc.rightsThis publication is a work of the U.S. Government as defined in Title 17, United States Code, Section 101. Copyright protection is not available for this work in the United States.en_US
dc.subject.lcshForecasting.en_US
dc.titlePrediction markets as a way to manage acquisition programsen_US
dc.contributor.departmentGraduate School of Business & Public Policy (GSBPP)
dc.subject.authorPrediction marketsen_US
dc.subject.authorinformation marketsen_US
dc.subject.authorinformation aggregationen_US
dc.subject.authorforecastingen_US
dc.subject.authoracquisitionen_US
dc.description.serviceUS Navy (USN) authoren_US
etd.thesisdegree.nameMaster of Business Administrationen_US
etd.thesisdegree.levelMastersen_US
etd.thesisdegree.disciplineBusiness Administrationen_US
etd.thesisdegree.grantorNaval Postgraduate School (U.S.)en_US


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