This paper presents an analysis of prediction market (PM) research relevant to information systems. Prediction markets are (online) markets are usually not traded on existing exchanges but on future events. As an emerging research area, prediction markets have received considerable attention from several disciplines, including economics, politics, marketing, computer science, electronic commerce and etc. In information systems research, however, they have been largely ignored. This study reviewed 93 academic articles concerning prediction markets. The analysis reveals that an increasing volume of PM research has been conducted, and that research themes of these studies can be categorized into three groups, namely general introduction, theoretical work, and PM applications. Building upon this work, we argue for the importance of future prediction market research and suggest potential research targets for IS researchers.
Zhao, Sesia J.; Wagner, Christian; and Chen, Huaping, "REVIEW OF PREDICTION MARKET RESEARCH: GUIDELINES FOR INFORMATION SYSTEMS RESEARCH" (2008). PACIS 2008 Proceedings. Paper 193.