The university-business partnership in Jordan: The key to human resource education and workforce development

Samer Khasawneh*, Fathi Ihmeideh, Ayman Al-Omari, Lana Khasawneh

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The primary purpose of this study was to determine the level of university-business partnership as perceived by faculty members at the Hashemite University in Jordan. A random sample of 220 faculty members participated in the study by completing the researchers' designed questionnaire named the "University-Business Partnership Questionnaire (UBPQ) ". The results indicated that participants perceived an overall high level of partnership between the Hashemite University and businesses. Moreover, based on t-test and ANOVA analyses, significant differences were found in faculty members' perceptions based on academic rank and country of graduation. However, significant differences were not found based on gender, years of experience, and type of faculty. Faculty members' academic rank and country of graduation are strong predictors of the level of university-business partnership. The study ended by offering a number of practical and theoretical implications for the field of study. This study is also beneficial to academics and practitioners worldwide.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)16-35
Number of pages20
JournalJournal of Institutional Research South East Asia
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 2008
Externally publishedYes


  • Economic development
  • Human resource education
  • Jordan
  • University-Business Partnership
  • Workforce development

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Education

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