In order to indentify the final set of publications we subjected these papers to a more detailed (content-related) review.Therefore, we manually reviewed the papers of the initial list and select only those papers which primarily deal with EMs. In order to provide an overview of the related content, we assigned the objectives and the applied methodology to these papers.Section elaborates on the business drivers and benefits as well as the risks and further challenges of the EM technology for companies.

provides a theoretically grounded definition of EM systems and a description of the architectural and organizational elements involved.

Furthermore, core design principles and important aspects of the organizational assimilation of EM systems are presented.

For instance, market research companies like Gartner () confirm a high economical significance of EM and forecast a growing relevance of this paradigm in the coming years.

Furthermore, recent scientific work also emphasizes the importance of Mashup platforms as an extension of enterprise integration infrastructures and a supplement to service-oriented business architectures and classical business intelligence platforms (see, e.g., Bitzer and Schumann ).

Enterprise Mashups enable users to create customized applications to easily find and transform business information and functionalities, as well as collaboratively share pre-built Mashup applications.

Therefore, the concept of Enterprise Mashups integrates Web 2.0 technologies and principles with well-established paradigms such as Enterprise Information Integration, Business Intelligence, and Business Process Management.

Apart from the IT department, the end users participate in the development of business applications by composing their own work environments based on their continuously changing needs.

Furthermore, organizational key drivers, technical challenges and inhibitors are discussed to assess the potential business value and explain the emerging expansion of Mashup platforms in companies.

Section The first step in the literature selection process was conducted to identify a comprehensive list of literature sources.

We started off by taking the top journals based on the VHB-JOURQUAL2 (Schrader and Hennig-Thurau ) journal ranking.

Involved organizational key drivers, technical challenges and inhibitors are discussed to assess the potential business value and explain the emerging expansion of Mashup platforms in companies.