Strategic Planning and Innovation: A Case Study of Jordan University of Science and Technology

  •  Waleed Al-Awawdeh    


This study aims at studying the impact of strategic planning on innovation of the Jordan University of Science and Technology in Jordan. The population of this paper is the Jordan University of Science and Technology. The study respondents consisted of those who occupy dean, deputy dean and head of scientific department's positions at this university. The researcher made use of the studies of Hill et al., (2013), and Evans (1997) to measure the strategic planning, and adopted the construct of Urbancov√°, (2013) and Ibarra, (1993) in order to measure the dependent variable, which is innovation. A total of 128 questionnaires were distributed, out of which 80 were received back, but only 61 questionnaires were valid for statistical analysis. The major finding of the study is strategic planning has a strong positive impact on the innovation of the researched university.

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