Fake News in Business and Management Literature: A Systematic Review of Definitions, Theories, Methods and Implications

Aslib Journal of Information Management

24 Pages Posted: 30 Nov 2023

See all articles by Bahareh Farhoudinia

Bahareh Farhoudinia

Sabanci University - Sabanci University

Selcen Ozturkcan

School of Business and Economics, Linnaeus University; Sabanci Business School, Sabanci University

Nihat Kasap

Sabanci University

Date Written: November 16, 2023

Abstract

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.

Keywords: disinformation, misinformation, social media, fake news, systematic literature review (SLR)

JEL Classification: M1

Suggested Citation

Farhoudinia, Bahareh and Ozturkcan, Selcen and Kasap, Nihat, Fake News in Business and Management Literature: A Systematic Review of Definitions, Theories, Methods and Implications (November 16, 2023). Aslib Journal of Information Management, Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=4635162

Bahareh Farhoudinia

Sabanci University - Sabanci University ( email )

Orhanli
Estambul, Tuzla 34956
Turkey

Selcen Ozturkcan (Contact Author)

School of Business and Economics, Linnaeus University ( email )

Växjö, 352 52
Sweden
+46 470-70 82 87 (Phone)

HOME PAGE: http://lnu.se/en/staff/selcen.ozturkcan/

Sabanci Business School, Sabanci University ( email )

Istanbul
Turkey

Nihat Kasap

Sabanci University ( email )

Orta Mahalle √úniversite Caddesi 27
Istanbul, Orhanli, 34956 Tuzla 34956
Turkey

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