The paper contributes to the discussion over the development of a scientific paradigm that would enable scholars to analyse concepts of collaboration, its unfolding processes, dimensions and challenges within resilient community organisations. In the attempt to fill the gap in the literature, this study-case on the City of Matera represents a tool for understanding the complexities of governing systems in the perspective of Community Governance and for suggesting criteria for actions in creating a shared, integrated, networked-based and systemic public value. The analysis focuses on socio-economic and informal organisational systems that are necessary to implement modes and places of collaboration when delivering public services in a resilient community. Emphasis is also given to obstacles resulting from building resilience which require an increased collaborative and social entrepreneurship. Hence, key challenge for resilient initiatives is to become viable models in enhancing community’s ability to learning and to self-organise to make decisions sustainably.
Social resilience, Community governance, Organisational management, Knowledge,