"Knowledge markets" have been proposed as an organizational structure to promote knowledge exchange for increased organizational profitability and survivability. However, the economics and organizational behavior literatures in administered hierarchies suggest that knowledge markets and their component reward systems could suffer from a variety of abuses, inequities, and inefficiencies. These literatures, and the information systems investigations they have spawned, are parlayed into a model for knowledge management research.
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