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Tommaso Tropeano

Phd Student

Tommaso Tropeano is a PhD candidate at Politecnico di Milano, Department of Management, Economics and Industrial Engineering. His research is mainly focused on Public-Private Partnerships, Social Impact and Social Innovation. He is lecturing in multiple courses among with the course on Management for Sustainability and Impact in the MSc degree on Management Engineering. He has recently spent a visiting research period at the Government Outcome Lab at the Blavatnik School of Governance, University of Oxford. ​

Research topics

  • Public-Private Partnerships
  • Outcome-based contracts
  • Social Impact Measurement
  • Realist Evaluation
  • Public value


Exploring the Functions and Role of Social Impact Measurement in Enhancing the Social Value of Public-Private Partnerships: A Systematic Literature Review ​

Tommaso Tropeano, Enrico Bellazzecca, Irene Bengo  

We found that when SIM is embedded in collaborative contracts between public and private actors, conducted ex-ante, and entrusted by independent bodies/organizations, it can increase the credibility and objectivity of PPPs. This can in turn enhance trust in the partnerships and support actors to manage the expectations of collaborators and citizens.() 

Public Policy and Administration (accepted)