CALL FOR COMMUNICATIONS: “Agility: at the meeting point between law and management”

Congrès de l’Association Française Droit et Management
12-13 June 2017 – NEOMA Business School - Paris Campus

The success of digital platforms is so well established that it is expressed in everyday vocabulary using new terms such as ‘the uberisation of the economy.’ This trend is part of a broader dynamic in which the growth of other players, such as Amazon, has made the technological sector, in the broadest sense, the world’s largest stock market capitalisation. This success is largely based on agile organisations that focus on anticipating trends, alongside a culture of change and of adjusting operating models. All of these innovations are drastically changing not only more traditional firms but also the organisational, managerial and legal environment, whose very principles are being called into question.

Firms like Uber, Airbnb, and BlaBlaCar rely on innovative technological platforms and agile organisation, sources of value creation that their consumers perceive very clearly. By making services available at lower prices than those charged by traditional players, these firms have gained the loyal support of the public whilst raising new questions for both legislators and other firms:
-    What type of contracts and legal framework are appropriate for the collaborative economy? What challenges does it raise for insurance cover?
-    Is the disruption more a result of new business models or of innovation?
-    How can the disrupter completely change a market? What new value propositions are generated by these new models?
-    What are these new disruptive business models?
-    To what extent do disruptive business models break the law on competition? How can competition regulators and legislators prevent this?
-    What impact do these agile, disruptive models have on organisations, the economy, management, HRM, finance, accounting and management control?
-    How is agility rendered in the firm’s value chain?
-    Alternatives to salaried work: how should the law change to take account of these new forms of work? How can firms adapt working life to the wishes of their staff (neo-nomads, co-working, etc.)?
-    What tax arrangements should apply to digital platforms? How should we set the boundary between fraud and fiscal agility?
-    What legal strategy should traditional firms adopt?
-    Talent management in the legal profession: how can we develop agility in legal experts?  How can they contribute to new corporate needs (double competences, internationalisation, executive education)? How can training courses develop the skill of legal agility? How will the law market in general, and the lawyer’s profession in particular, be transformed?  What is the impact of the emergence of LegalTech?

TIMETABLE:
Communication (draft): 30 March 2017
Scientific committee report: 30 April 2017

> More information: download the Call for Communications

> The French Academy of Legal Studies in Business

LOCATION
The Conference will take place on NEOMA Business School Paris campus
9 Rue d'Athènes - 75009 Paris, France
By metro : Trinité - d’Estienne d’Orves (line 12), Saint Lazare (line 14), Liège (line 13)
By RER train : Auber (line A) / By bus : Trinité (route 32) / All public transport routes at: www.ratp.fr
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HOTELS NEAR THE CAMPUS

HOTEL VILLATHENA***
23, rue d’Athènes - 75009 PARIS
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ATN Hôtel - Opéra - Paris Gare Saint Lazare***
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Hôtel de Genève***
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Hôtel Opéra Deauville***
40, rue d’Amsterdam - 75009 Paris
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