Transparency and Business Management Systems

Dario A. Colombo
2017 Symphonya Emerging Issues in Management  
Co.De.Bri . is one of the most important and well-established social and vocational training services enterprises in the Lombardy region. The high degree of transparency and accountability towards stakeholders that characterizes Co.De.Bri. is the result of substantial investments in the programming, management, monitoring, and evaluation systems, which are all integrated in a structural and time management perspective. The distinctive Characteristics of Co.De.Bri. The Consorzio Desio-Brianza
more » ... .De.Bri.) was founded in 1982 as a consortium of municipalities on the initiative of the Bovisio Masciago, Cesano Maderno, Desio, Muggiò, Nova and Varedo municipalities. With a population of around 160,000 inhabitants, it offers services to 18% of the entire territory in the Monza and Brianza province. The fundamental concept behind the enterprise's activities was to go beyond the simple creation of a vocational training centre and individual day centres for people with disabilities, and instead form an associated service management system, capable of dealing with territorial issues that the municipalities would not be able to achieve or sustain on their own. This is why the original model was that of a consortium: associated service management capable of dealing with the issue of training young people, ensuring the development of social skills and employment integration of people with disabilities. Over the years, Co.De.Bri. has grown in terms of operational engagement with an increase in personal services, projects funded and implemented, and activities managed directly and indirectly. The enterprise's development, in accordance with the municipalities' desire to respond with allround personal services, has meant that over its 30-year history, Co.De.Bri. has provided services in various fields including residential and healthcare, social and educational, teaching and vocational training, and employment. This has rendered the Co.De.Bri. business model original within the Lombardy region.
doi:10.4468/2017.2.07colombo fatcat:6wy6edaz5jai7d7zo2kj4g5w4i