year 6, Issue 1 (Spring 2018)                   Ann. Appl. Sport Sci 2018, 6(1): 87-94 | Back to browse issues page

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1- Department of Governmental Administration, Management Faculty, University of Tehran, Tehran, Iran ,
2- Sport Management Department, Sport Science Research Institute, Tehran, Iran
3- Department of Sport Management, Faculty of Sport Sciences, Allameh Tabataba'i University, Tehran, Iran
4- Sport management Department, Sport Science Research Institute, Tehran, Iran
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Background. Knowledge today is a strategic factor in achieving a sustainable competitive advantage for power in an organization, but merely having knowledge only as an asset does not create value. The sharing and dissemination of knowledge with other members within and outside the organization will provide a space for the creation of new and valuable knowledge assets. Objectives. The aim of this study was to identify and prioritize factors affecting knowledge sharing and dissemination in Iran's ministry of youth and sports. Methods. This study employed the qualitative research method. The study population included all managers, advisers, and experts of the ministry and faculty members informed in the field of knowledge management within the ministry. In the first stage, purposive sampling based on theoretical l approach and 19 semi-structured interviews were conducted. Using coding method seven main factors were detected by MAXQDA software. The next step was to prioritize and interpretive structural modeling and the opinion of eight experts and academic professors was used. Results. After analyzing the data, factors affecting knowledge sharing were put into 5 levels. Leadership factors were placed at the bottom of the model and the individual factors placed at the highest level. Conclusion. The insight that this model offers can help in the success and effectiveness of KM activities in this ministry.
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• In order to develop knowledge sharing in the Ministry of Youth and Sports, seven factors should be considered including leadership factors, organizational culture, KM strategic plan, organizational structure, human resources management and individual factors as key components, which the relationship between them presented in the final model of the research.

Type of Study: Original Article | Subject: Sport Management and its related branches
Received: 2017/08/16 | Accepted: 2017/10/13 | Published: 2018/06/1

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