Investigating Identity Fraud Management Practices in E-tail sector: A Systematic Review.

Zahoor Soomro, Javed Ahmed, Mahmood Shah, Khalil Khombati

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Purpose – Identity fraud is a growing issue for online retail organisations. The literature on this issue is scattered, and none of the studies presents a holistic view of identity fraud management practices in the online retail context. Therefore, the purpose of this paper is to investigate the identity fraud management practices and present a comprehensive set of practices for e-tail sector.
Design/methodology/approach – A systematic literature review approach was adopted, and the articles were selected through pre-set inclusion criteria. The authors synthesised existing literature to investigate identity fraud management in e-tail sector.
Findings – The research finds that literature on practices for identity fraud management is scattered.The findings also reveal that firms assume identity fraud issues as a technological challenge, which is one of
the major reasons for a gap in effective management of identity frauds. This research suggests e-tailers to deal this issue as a management challenge and counter strategies should be developed in technological, human and organisational aspects.
Research limitations/implications – This study is limited to the published sources of data. Studies, based on empirical data, will be helpful to support the argument of this study; additionally, future studies are recommended to include a wide number of databases.
Practical implications – This research will help e-tail organisations to understand the whole of identity fraud management and help them develop and implement a comprehensive set of practices at each stage, for effective management identity frauds.
Originality/value – This research makes unique contributions by synthesising existing literature at each stage of fraud management and encompasses social, organisational and technological aspects. It will also help academicians understanding a holistic view of available research and opens new lines for future research.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)301-324
Number of pages24
JournalJournal of Enterprise Information Management
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 30 Apr 2019
Externally publishedYes


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