Summer School

A Paris-Rome Summer Program
Digital Disruption Management : European Strategies and Practices
June 25 – July 20, 2018

Why on Digital Disruption ?

There is little doubt new information and communication technologies have accompanied profound shifts is contemporary society. Although digital trends are shaped by social systems, it can be asserted that digital technology acts as a substrate for disruption. The world of work and organizations is highly exposed to these disruptions given how dependent they are on technology and innovation. The challenge in this world is to manage this type of disruption – digital disruption. The program aims to develop a broad understanding of the manner in which disruption has manifested itself over time and the specific impacts it has had on the world of work and organizations. Once the nature of digital disruption will be understood, students will learn about how managers can respond with specific tools and methods. Managing digital disruption requires a flexible approach based on learning from experience. It also requires a constant awareness of the ethical implications of lessons learned. Combining the unique expertise and resources of Université Paris-Dauphine and LUISS, students will acquire knowledge and skills through lectures, seminars, visits to various organizations, workshops, lab activities and hands-on group projects. The European Union, along with the governments of host countries France and Italy, have both developed economic policies strongly emphasizing the preparation of the workforce for digital disruption. The EU has its Digital Single Market Strategy, France has its highly digital “Nouvelle France Industrielle” (NFI), and Italy its “Piano Industria 4.0”. The joint Dauphine-LUISS program is aligned with the objectives of these supra-national and national strategies.


Why LUISS University and Paris-Dauphine University ?

Dauphine has a long tradition of pedagogical experimentation and is highly active in investigating new forms of workspaces such as co-working spaces or fablabs. LUISS University has privileged relationship with the business world and a strong research focus on innovation management. Paris-Dauphine University is the birthplace of the Research Group on Collaborative Spaces (RGCS) and LUISS University has been a key player in the network, including the establishment of a chapter in Rome. LUISS University has built the Laboratory of Fabulous Things (L.O.F.T.) as part of its effort to provide students with an immersive experience of new work practices as part of their program in Management and Data Science.


How is this program designed ?

The program will last a total of four weeks – two at Paris-Dauphine University and two at LUISS University in Rome. The two weeks in Paris will be focused on developing a broad understanding of digital disruption and its implications for organizations and innovation. The two weeks in Rome will be more concentrated on the acquisition of practical skills in managing digital disruption.

Rome - LUISS University

LUISS Guido Carli is a multidisciplinary University offering degrees at all academic levels. The focus is on business studies, economics, politics and law. The campus is located in the centre of Rome and presents a modern study environment for 7,000 students. The new premises, located inside a large semi-park area on Viale Romania, are a modern university complex equipped with the latest in advanced technology.


Paris - Dauphine University

Paris-Dauphine, a public management university created in 1968, is specialised in the Organisation and Decision-making Sciences.
Its mission is to be of service to society and to the globalisation of higher education by creating and disseminating knowledge in applied organisation sciences and by educating responsible managers and researchers open to diversity and to the world.