Document Type : Research Paper


1 Faculty Member, Imam Hossein University

2 Associate Professor, University of Tehran

3 Associate Professor, Imam Hossein University

4 Assistance Professor, Sport Science Research Institute


The main purpose of this study was to present the proposed organizational structure for the Ministry of sport of the Islamic Republic of Iran. The present research is a mixed methods and for qualitative part the Robbins (1990) organization structure dimension questionnaire and for qualitative part the semi structured interviews with the experts have been used. Validity of questionnaire have been approved by statistic methods and comments by supervisors and consultant. To check the reliability of questionnaire cronbach alpha was used. The study population in quantitative part was consisted of managers and experts from the Ministry of Youth and Sports as well as professors and faculty of Physical Education and Sport Sciences in Tehran. Their number is equal to 420 peoples and the sample were considered equal to 200. The sample in the selected countries including 47 managers and experts of the sport in Canada, Australia, England, South Korea and Italy. To achieve research goals, first, the current status of the existing organizational structure was studied and in the second step the strengths and weaknesses of current organizational structure was diagnosed. Finally using exploratory interviews with experts has been paid to design the proposed organizational structure for the Ministry of sport. The structure includes four deputy ministers and heads of training, sport for all, athletics, and professional sport that each has interactions with the relevant ministries and institutions based on their missions. The proposed structure have an effective role in facilitating the agility, separation of duties and achievement of missions by the ministry.


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