The Effect of Transformational Leadership on Network Performance: A Study of Continuum of Care Homeless Networks


  • Jesus N. Valero University of Utah
  • Hee Soun Jang University of North Texas



Transformational Leadership, Network Effectiveness, Network Leadership, Continuum of Care (CoC) Homeless Service Networks


The trend toward using collaborative networks has increased in recent years—creating a need to understand the unique leadership skills and qualities that are necessary of managers to effectively function within this new normal. This article examines the relationship between transformational leadership and network performance in Continuum of Care homeless service networks. We hypothesize that transformational leadership behaviors of network managers contribute to the effective management of a homeless service network. We test this proposal using survey data from 237 respondents who lead federally funded Continuum of Care homeless service networks. Findings indicate that transformational leadership behaviors have a positive and statistically significant effect on the performance of the homeless service networks.

Author Biographies

Jesus N. Valero, University of Utah

Jesus N. Valero is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Political Science at the University of Utah. His research explores government–nonprofit partnerships, leadership in nonprofit organizations, and public management. His research has been published in scholarly journals, including Administration & Society, Disaster Prevention and Management, Public Administration Review, Technological Forecasting and Social Change, andCityscape: Journal of Policy Development and Research.

Hee Soun Jang, University of North Texas

Hee Soun Jang is an Associate Professor in the Department of Public Administration at the University of North Texas. Her research explores nonprofit and government partnerships, local government management, and policy choices. Her research has been published in scholarly journals, including Public Administration Review,Administration & Society, and The American Review of Public Administration. 






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