Organizational Culture and Some Proposed Variables as Predictors of Organizational Change at the Hashemite University in Jordan

Abdullah M. Abu-Tineh


Two main purposes guided the current study. The first purpose was to investigate the influence of organizational culture of the Hashemite University and some proposed demographic variables on implementing an organizational change initiative as perceived by faculty members. The second purpose was concerned with the risk of implementation failure of the initiated organizational change. Main results of the study indicated that demographic variables explained 14 percent of the organizational change, whereas organizational culture explained 12 percent of the organizational change. Furthermore, faculty members determined moderate risk-caution in implementing the initiated change.


Culture; Change; Organizational Culture; Organizational Change; Values; Assumptions; Beliefs; Behaviors; Norms; Higher Education; Institutions of Higher Education; Cultural Change

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