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Discovering the global landscape of fraud detection studies: a bibliometric review

Ala'a Zuhair Mansour (Tunku Puteri Intan Safinaz School of Accountancy (TISSA), Universiti Utara Malaysia, Sintok, Malaysia)
Aidi Ahmi (Tunku Puteri Intan Safinaz School of Accountancy (TISSA), Universiti Utara Malaysia, Sintok, Malaysia)
Oluwatoyin Muse Johnson Popoola (Tunku Puteri Intan Safinaz School of Accountancy (TISSA), Universiti Utara Malaysia, Sintok, Malaysia)
Asma Znaimat (Department of Accounting, Princess Sumaya University for Technology, Amman, Jordan)

Journal of Financial Crime

ISSN: 1359-0790

Article publication date: 14 June 2021

Issue publication date: 14 March 2022

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Abstract

Purpose

This paper aims to present a bibliometric analysis of publications from the Scopus database on fraud detection studies.

Design/methodology/approach

The current research used Microsoft Excel to conduct the frequency analysis, VOSviewer for data visualisation and Harzing’s Publish or Perish for citation metrics and analysis.

Findings

In alignment with these research results, the publications on fraud detection studies have been consistently increasing since 2005. India was rated first as the most active country in fraud detection research. Tongji University from China was the most active institution that published significant publications related to fraud detection research. A total of 160 scholars from 89 various countries and 160 different institutions published several fraud detections studies with multi-authors’ participation in different languages.

Originality/value

To the best of the authors knowledge, this study is the first study to review fraud detections publications in the Scopus science database.

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Citation

Mansour, A.Z., Ahmi, A., Popoola, O.M.J. and Znaimat, A. (2022), "Discovering the global landscape of fraud detection studies: a bibliometric review", Journal of Financial Crime, Vol. 29 No. 2, pp. 701-720. https://doi.org/10.1108/JFC-03-2021-0052

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Emerald Publishing Limited

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