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Department of Coaching and Sport Management, The Hashemite University, Zarqa, Jordan , h_khaldi74@hotmail.com
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Background. Knowledge management in successful sports organizations is associated with their sustainability, continuity, and achievement of long-lasting competitive results in sport. Objectives. This study aims to identify athletic knowledge management and its role in achieving a competitive advantage in the sports work environment in Jordan. Methods. The study sample consists of (60) male and female students studying the Sports Organization and Management Course at the Faculty of Physical Education and Sport Sciences at Hashemite University. Due to the nature of the study, the quantitative approach has been used. Data has been collected through distributing a 2-domain questionnaire as follows: the role of the athletic knowledge management in achieving the competitive advantage in sports work environment and the contributions of the athletic knowledge management in improving the sports work environment. Results. The results show that 98% of the participants believed that knowledge management plays a key role in achieving the competitive advantage in the sports work environment and improving the sports work environment. Also, the results indicate that knowledge management plays a vital role in contributing to knowledge management operations and developing the sports work environment. Regarding gender, the results show no significant differences between males and females. Conclusion. Several significant recommendations have been made, i.e. providing physical and moral infrastructure as a priority by senior management to be taken into account to implement this concept and offering safe, stable, systematic, and programmed conditions for all courses to improve and develop the level of sports performance among workers.
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To develop the concept of athletic knowledge management, the current study recommends the necessity of adopting the concept of athletic knowledge management and reducing the budgets of this project by the upper management in the sports environment. Moreover, management of knowledge creation should be regarded as the primary responsibility of knowledge athletes, workers, and technicians and accomplished through the adoption of better practices, collaboration, and interpersonal interaction. The study also recommends classifying the workers upon their knowledge, experience, behaviors, and practices. Furthermore, knowledge-sharing strategies ensure that athletes, workers, and technicians have access to the correct information. Finally, the study recommends providing safe, stable, and programmed conditions to all courses that lack development and improvement.

Type of Study: Original Article | Subject: Sport Management and its related branches
Received: 2021/09/15 | Accepted: 2021/12/28

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