The study on the influence of the leadership of municipal school principals on school performance by researcher Filipe Sobral is published in the Public Administration Review

The article, Joint Effects of Shared and Transformational Leadership on Performance in Street-Level Bureaucracies: Evidence from the Educational Sector, written by FGV EBAPE professor and researcher Filipe Sobral in co-authorship with FGV EBAPE’s alumni Urszula Lagowska and Gustavo Tavares, was published in May 2022, in the Public Administration Review, one of the best-evaluated journals in its field.

Based on research carried out between 2018 and 2019 in 74 public schools with 423 principals and teachers, the study sought to understand how the leadership of principals and teachers of municipal public schools influences the students’ performance.

According to professor Sobral, “the results suggest that leadership sharing practices among teachers can promote better school performance, especially when the principal has a transformational leadership style.”

Access the full article here.


Filipe Sobral is an associate professor at FGV’s Brazilian School of Public and Business Administration (FGV EBAPE). He currently coordinates the school’s Support Program for Academic Research, ProPesquisa, and the Group of Studies on Leadership in Organizations. He served as head of the Academic Training and Research Center at FGV EBAPE, and coordinator of the school’s MSC and PhD Programs in Administration. He was a coordinator of the Certificate Program in Administration at Fundação Getulio Vargas. Professor Sobral was a professor at the Faculty of Economics of the University of Coimbra from 1996 to 2007.

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