Enterprise Identity Management

Towards an Investment Decision Support Approach

  • Denis Royer

Part of the Progress in IS book series (PROIS)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xx
  2. Awareness and Suggestion

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Denis Royer
      Pages 3-11
  3. Development of the Artefact

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 25-25
    2. Denis Royer
      Pages 57-68
  4. Evaluation of the Artefact

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 101-101
  5. Conclusion

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 167-167
    2. Denis Royer
      Pages 169-177
  6. Back Matter
    Pages 179-219

About this book


​The introduction of Enterprise Identity Management Systems (EIdMS) in organizations even beyond the purely technological level is a costly and challenging endeavor. However, for decision makers it seems difficult to fully understand the impacts and opportunities arising from the introduction of EIdMS. This book explores the relevant aspects for an ex-ante evaluation of EIdMS. Therefore it examines this domain by employing a qualitative expert interview study to better understand the nature of EIdMS, as they are situated between security and productive IT systems. To this regard, the focus is put on the general nature of EIdMS projects and the constructs being relevant for analyzing such projects in the decision support phase. Based on the derived constructs and thematic topics from the interviews, an explanatory model for EIdMS introductions is derived and iteratively improved and evaluated. Finally, a possible application use-case for the creation of adequate decision support tools is presented.


Decision Support Systems Expert Interviews Explanatory Model Investment Decisions Qualitative Content Analysis

Authors and affiliations

  • Denis Royer
    • 1
  1. 1.Faculty of Economics and Business Admini, Chair for Mobile Business & MultilateralGoethe University Frankfurt am MainFrankfurtGermany

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2013
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Business and Economics
  • Print ISBN 978-3-642-35039-9
  • Online ISBN 978-3-642-35040-5
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