Enterprise Content Management in Information Systems Research

Foundations, Methods and Cases

  • Jan vom Brocke
  • Alexander Simons

Part of the Progress in IS book series (PROIS)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xii
  2. Foundations and Trends

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Alexander Simons, Jan vom Brocke
      Pages 3-21
    3. Martin Böhn
      Pages 23-36
    4. Laurent Wiltzius, Alexander Simons, Stefan Seidel, Jan vom Brocke
      Pages 37-61
    5. Theresa Schmiedel, Jan vom Brocke
      Pages 75-87
  3. Methods and Tools

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 89-89
    2. Martin Smits, Ramon O’Callaghan
      Pages 91-107
    3. Andrea Herbst, Alexander Simons, Jan vom Brocke, René Derungs
      Pages 109-124
    4. Joachim Pfister, Gerhard Schwabe
      Pages 125-144
    5. Ivo Gonzenbach, Christian Russ, Jan vom Brocke
      Pages 145-161
    6. Jörg Becker, Tobias Heide, Łukasz Lis
      Pages 163-180
  4. Examples and Cases

  5. Back Matter
    Pages 279-287

About this book


“Enterprise Content Management in Information Systems Research – Foundations, Methods and Cases” collects ECM research from the academic discipline of Information Systems and related fields to support academics and practitioners who are interested in understanding the design, use and impact of ECM systems. It also provides a valuable resource for students and lecturers in the field.

The book consolidates our current knowledge on how today’s organizations can manage their digital information assets. The business challenges related to organizational information management include reducing search times, maintaining information quality, and complying with reporting obligations and standards. Many of these challenges are well-known in information management, but because of the vast quantities of information being generated today, they are more difficult to deal with than ever.

Many companies use the term “ECM” to refer to the management of all forms of information, especially unstructured information. While ECM systems promise to increase and maintain information quality, to streamline content-related business processes, and to track the lifecycle of information, their implementation poses several questions and challenges: Which content objects should be put under the control of the ECM system? Which processes are affected by the implementation? How should outdated technology be replaced? Research is challenged to support practitioners in answering these questions.


Business Processes Document Management ECM Information Management Innovation Unstructured Information

Editors and affiliations

  • Jan vom Brocke
    • 1
  • Alexander Simons
    • 2
  1. 1.University of Liechtenstein Inst. of Information SystemsVaduzLiechtenstein
  2. 2.Institute of Information SystemsUniversity of LiechtensteinVaduzLiechtenstein

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2014
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Business and Economics
  • Print ISBN 978-3-642-39714-1
  • Online ISBN 978-3-642-39715-8
  • Series Print ISSN 2196-8705
  • Series Online ISSN 2196-8713
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