Testing the Impact of Strategic Leadership on Organizational Ambidexterity: A Field Study on the Jordanian Chemical Manufacturing Companies

  •  Ahmad AbuZaid    


Organizations need to be ambidextrous to acquire new capabilities to be compatible with changing business environment and at the same time to employ its available capabilities to achieve the efficiency. The leadership contributes in building organizational ambidexterity through creating the context of ambidexterity. Therefore, the purpose of this study is to identify the impact of strategic leadership on the organizational ambidexterity of the (94) Jordanian chemical manufacturing companies operating at King Abdullah II Ibn Al-Hussein Industrial City. The sample of the study includes all the study population. The sampling unit and analysis (respondents) composed of the Chief Executive Officers (CEO) of all target companies. In order to achieve the study objectives, the researcher designed a questionnaire to collect the required data from study sample. To test the hypotheses the multiple regression analysis used. Empirical results indicated that the strategic leadership has a positive impact on organizational ambidexterity. Based on the results of the study, the strategic leader must be having the following skills: visioning, focusing, and implementing. In addition, researchers should conduct additional studies in strategic leadership and organizational ambidexterity in the different industries and contexts, especially in the service companies and taking other dimensions of strategic leadership rather than visioning, focusing, and implementing.

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