Aim of paper is to dynamically observe how firms interested to the confiscation of the assets of criminals mobilize internal available resources in response to changes from the context, as well as the main consequences in terms of governance of local economy. The firms in this study went through a radical change. Although none of these companies have ever produced illegal goods, they are embedded in processes of transition from a criminal context to a legal one. Those processes highlight how stakeholders involved in the examinate successful case (Calcestruzzi Ericina Libera) correspond to those typical of governance of local economy. The author observes, furthermore, how companies concerned may be connected in a positive social relations system, able to produce collective competitive goods.
Keywords: Informality, governance, local economy, SMEs, labour sociology, local development