Fake news in business and management literature: a systematic review of definitions, theories, methods and implications

Farhoudinia, Bahareh and Öztürkcan, Selcen and Kasap, Nihat (2023) Fake news in business and management literature: a systematic review of definitions, theories, methods and implications. Aslib Journal of Information Management . ISSN 2050-3806 (Print) 2050-3814 (Online) Published Online First https://dx.doi.org/10.1108/AJIM-09-2022-0418

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Purpose: This paper aims to conduct an interdisciplinary systematic literature review (SLR) of fake news research and to advance the socio-technical understanding of digital information practices and platforms in business and management studies. Design/methodology/approach: The paper applies a focused, SLR method to analyze articles on fake news in business and management journals from 2010 to 2020. Findings: The paper analyzes the definition, theoretical frameworks, methods and research gaps of fake news in the business and management domains. It also identifies some promising research opportunities for future scholars. Practical implications: The paper offers practical implications for various stakeholders who are affected by or involved in fake news dissemination, such as brands, consumers and policymakers. It provides recommendations to cope with the challenges and risks of fake news. Social implications: The paper discusses the social consequences and future threats of fake news, especially in relation to social networking and social media. It calls for more awareness and responsibility from online communities to prevent and combat fake news. Originality/value: The paper contributes to the literature on information management by showing the importance and consequences of fake news sharing for societies. It is among the frontier systematic reviews in the field that covers studies from different disciplines and focuses on business and management studies.
Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Disinformation; Fake news; Misinformation; Social media; Systematic literature review (SLR)
Divisions: Sabancı Business School
Depositing User: Selcen Öztürkcan
Date Deposited: 06 Feb 2024 15:47
Last Modified: 06 Feb 2024 15:47
URI: https://research.sabanciuniv.edu/id/eprint/48714

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