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Impact of economic and financial crimes on economic growth in emerging and developing countries: A systematic review

Sani Abubakar Saddiq (Department of General Studies, Abubakar Tatari Ali Polytechnic, Bauchi, Nigeria)
Abu Sufian Abu Bakar (School of Economics, Finance and Banking, Universiti Utara Malaysia, Sintok, Malaysia)

Journal of Financial Crime

ISSN: 1359-0790

Article publication date: 2 July 2019

Abstract

Purpose

The purpose of the study is to investigate the impact of economic and financial crimes on the economies of emerging and developing countries.

Design/methodology/approach

Preferred Reporting Items for Systematic review and Meta-Analysis (PRISMA) guidelines and meta-analysis of economics research reporting guidelines were used to conduct a quantitative synthesis of empirical evidence on the impact of economic and financial crimes in developing and emerging countries.

Findings

A total of 103 studies were searched, out of which 6 met the selection/eligibility criteria of this systematic review. The six selected studies indicated that economic and financial crimes have a negative impact in emerging and developing countries.

Originality/value

To the best knowledge of the authors, no published systematic review of the impact of economic and financial crimes in developing countries has been conducted to date.

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Citation

Saddiq, S.A. and Abu Bakar, A.S. (2019), "Impact of economic and financial crimes on economic growth in emerging and developing countries: A systematic review", Journal of Financial Crime, Vol. 26 No. 3, pp. 910-920. https://doi.org/10.1108/JFC-10-2018-0112

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Emerald Publishing Limited

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