Communications of the Association for Information Systems

Author ORCID Identifier

Shweta Kumari Choudhary:0000-0002-5475-6247

Arpan Kumar Kar:0000-0003-4186-4887

Yogesh K. Dwivedi: 0000-0002-5547-9990


Federated Learning (FL) is a transformative, distributive computational approach that revolutionizes decision-making capabilities through decentralized data computation. Despite notable operational advantages stemming from FL implementation, the optimal selection of methods from the existing literature and the design of resource-efficient and model trained solutions continue to evolve. This research presents a comprehensive systematic literature review, offering insights into the current state of FL advancements. Our study amalgamates various pivotal components influencing FL performance and elucidates their associations, fostering sustainable competitiveness. To evaluate the progress in this domain, we adopt the Theory-Context-Characteristics-Methodology (TCCM) framework, which systematically assesses the theories, contextual factors, characteristics, and methodologies employed in FL research. We identify distinct methods which have been combined with the FL algorithm by the organization and its host, or in collaboration to reach goals and support efficient decision-making. We complement the findings of our literature review by providing a synthesis of theories about FL for informed decision-making while taking into consideration the distinctive capabilities and affordances it offers.





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