Collective Impact Approach: A “Tool” for Managing Complex Problems and Business Clusters Sustainability


  • Alessandra De Chiara University of Naples "L'Orientale"



Collective impact, sustainability, industrial districts, social welfare, multi-stakeholders


Environmental pollution occurring in industrial districts represents a serious issue not only for local communities but also for those industrial productions which draw from the territory the source of their competitiveness. Due to its ability to take into account the needs of different stakeholders, the collective impact approach has the potential to address these problems whereas single actors may not have the resources. The implications of the paper are addressed to institutions for industrial policies which individuate potential courses of action for developing and strengthening clustering-based approaches, as well as implementing viable policies in support of the sustainable competitive model.

Author Biography

Alessandra De Chiara, University of Naples "L'Orientale"

Alessandra De Chiara is an Associate Professor of Management and Business Administration, Ethics and Market at the University of Naples "L'Orientale," Italy. She obtained a master's degree and a Ph.D. in Business Administration at the University of Venice, Italy. Her scientific activity is mainly dedicated to the in-depth study of sustainable strategies, corporate social responsibility, internationalization processes of enterprises, knowledge management and social mechanism, and small and medium-sized enterprises.

Alessandra De Chiara, Ph.D.
Human and Social Sciences Department
University of Naples "L'Orientale"
Largo San Giovanni Maggiore, 30
Napoli, 80100, Italy


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