Corporate Governance: Actual and Aspirations, and Ethical Commitments-A field study-on Private Northern Jordanian Universities (The higher education sector – Jordan)


The study aims to investigate the reality of governance, and to which degree is the concept actually applied in the Jordanian Private Universities. To achieve the objective of the study, a questionnaire was developed for data collection which consisted of four sections, and was distributed to all members of the sample, which amounted to (250) individuals representing five private universities .The data was analyzed using (SPSS) based on the average, standard deviations regression analyses and correlation coefficient of T and F.

The study major results are the following: There is a positive medium degree of satisfaction for Governance application in the private universities, and participation of decision making was low.

The study came up with the following recommendations: work on activating the reality of governance, related concepts, as well as working to maintain spirit of justice, equality and value of the accountability, transparency, participation, and development of the constructive spirit of citizenship committed to ethics, motivate and encourage college faculties to respond to and interact with such type of studies.


Keywords: Business Ethics, Governance, Social Responsibility, Stake holder, Transparences, University governance

Unique Article ID: IJBMR-168

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