THE IRAQI MAGAZINE FOR ADMINISTRATIVE SCIENCES,
2013, Volume 9, Issue 38, Pages 1-34
AbstractThis study aimed to test the the nature of entrepreneurial orientation in high performance organizations, It tried to introduce an integrated theoretical framework of the most important view point about its variables. It also introduced an analytical practical framework for the opinions of chosen sample included (101) administrative leaders at the colleges of United Arab Emirate's University (Vice president, Dean, Dean assistance, Department head, R&D manager). The researchers chooses UAE University because it got (227) rank among the top (500) universities in the world for the year (2008) according to the classification of ( Times Higher Education - THE Q-S) The independent variable of the study was represented by the characteristics of high performance organizations (design, strategy, process, technology, leadership characteristics, individual and roles, culture and external orientation characteristics), while the dependant variable was represented by the entrepreneurial orientation with its three dimensions (Innovativeness, Risk-Taking, Proactiveness) The study tried to answer a set of questions that represent its problem: (What are the basic characteristics of high performance organizations? and finally Is there any effect relationship between the characteristics of high performance and entrepreneurial orientation?).By using a group of statistical tools, the study came into set of conclusions. The most important one that (the high performance organizations reflect a clear orientation towards entrepreneurial activities).In Light of these conclusions, a proposed set of recommendation is also introduced. Among them are: (The need for focusing on the importance of the characteristics of high performance that differentiated the university in achieving superior performance compared with other universities whether they were local, Arabic or foreign through embedding these concepts in university mission and strategic objectives).
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