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1- Professor Faculty of Economics, University of Shahid Bahonar, Kerman, Iran
2- PhD Department of Sport Science, Valiasr (Aj) University, Rafsanjan, Iran ,
3- Assistant Professor Faculty of Sport Management, Sport Science Research Institute,Tehran, Iran
Abstract:   (85 Views)
Background. The sports industry plays an important role in the progress of the economy in developed countries. The role of technology is remarkable in the enhancement of the economy.
Objectives. The present study investigates the effects of technology spillover on the economic growth of Iran’s sports industry through the import of intermediate and capital goods for the period from 1974 to 2012.
Methods. The research method was econometrics and the autoregressive distributed lag model was used. To do so, the following categories of data was analyzed by Eviews software: value added to cultural, recreational and sports services; current and construction expenditures of the government compared to the GDP (government size); import of intermediate and capital goods; capital stock of sports and active economic population of the sports section.
Results. The results of model estimation showed that technology spillover has a significant and positive effect on the economic growth of Iran’s sports industry (p<0.05) both in the short and the long term. The error correction model also indicated a speedy movement of distortions and imbalances towards the long-term equilibrium.
Conclusion. The findings show that the import of capital and intermediate goods creates the context for increased productivity in Iran’s sports sector by facilitating access to the required intermediate agent and global technologies for organizations.
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• Based on the results, it can be suggested that technology spillover should increase through the import of equipment and raw materials for the production of sports goods.
• However, spillover technology has a positive impact on economic growth. It is suggested that the 
import of consumable goods must decrease.

Type of Study: Original Article | Subject: Sport Management and its related branches
Received: 2017/08/16 | Accepted: 2017/10/16

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