A Methodology for Systematic Bibliometric Literature Reviews: General Approach and Application to Digital Finance and FinTech Literature

32 Pages Posted: 23 Jun 2023

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Jascha-Alexander Koch

University Siegen - School of Economic Disciplines; University of Siegen

Marti Sagarra

University of Barcelona - Faculty of Economic Science and Business Studies; University of Girona - Department of Economics

Keivan Amirbagheri

Escola Universitaria Salesiana de Sarria

Peter Gomber

Goethe University Frankfurt Faculty of Economics and Business Administration

Date Written: June 13, 2023

Abstract

Due to the availability and easy usability of bibliometric computer tools, the number of bibliometric literature reviews has soared – especially in active and dynamic research fields like Digital Finance and FinTech. This leads to the paradox situation of a high number of bibliometric literature reviews with diverging quantitative results – which ultimately results in confusion instead of conformity and clarity. To counter this trend and in order make results comprehensible and reproducible, we propose a methodology for systematic bibliometric literature reviews to trigger a discussion in the academic community of how to conduct bibliometric literature reviews systematically. We apply this methodology to the literature on Digital Finance and FinTech, present our findings, and discuss existing research gaps. Thereby, we contribute both to the analysis of the evolution of Digital Finance and FinTech literature and to the methodological foundation of systematic bibliometric literature reviews.

Keywords: Systematic Literature Review, Bibliometric Literature Review, Digital Finance, FinTech

JEL Classification: D53, G20, M13

Suggested Citation

Koch, Jascha-Alexander and Sagarra, Marti and Amirbagheri, Keivan and Gomber, Peter, A Methodology for Systematic Bibliometric Literature Reviews: General Approach and Application to Digital Finance and FinTech Literature (June 13, 2023). Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=4477127 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.4477127

Jascha-Alexander Koch (Contact Author)

University Siegen - School of Economic Disciplines ( email )

Unteres Schloss
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Siegen, 57072
Germany

University of Siegen ( email )

Hoelderlinstrasse 3
57068 Siegen, NRW 57068
Germany

Marti Sagarra

University of Barcelona - Faculty of Economic Science and Business Studies ( email )

Barcelona
Spain

University of Girona - Department of Economics ( email )

Campus de Montilivi
Girona, Girona 17071
Spain

Keivan Amirbagheri

Escola Universitaria Salesiana de Sarria ( email )

Passeig de Sant Joan Bosco, 74
Barcelona, Barcelona 08017
Saint Lucia

Peter Gomber

Goethe University Frankfurt Faculty of Economics and Business Administration ( email )

Grueneburgplatz 1
Frankfurt am Main, 60323
Germany

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