Examines the relationship between managerial innovation (dependent variable) and sex, age, education, organizational level, and length of service as independent variables. The sample of this field survey included 293 managers in the civil service in Jordan. Primary data have been collected by means of questionnaires. Among major findings of this study are: (1) Respondents gave significant level of assessment for managerial innovation. (2) There is a negative yet weak relationship between innovation and age, organizational level, and length of service. (3) There is a positive yet weak relationship between innovation and education and sex. (4) The most significant obstacles to innovation are those related to organizational climate. Recommends wide improvements in the organizational climate in the civil service in Jordan, follow‐up with up‐to‐date managerial developments, and carrying out further studies on public service.
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