Document Type : Research Paper


1 Professor of Management, University of Tehran

2 Ph.D. Candidate of Sport Management, Sport Science Research Institute

3 Associate Professor of Sport Management, Allameh Tabataba'i University

4 Assistant Professor of Sport Management, Sport Science Research Institute


The present study was done with purpose of codification the development model of knowledge management in ministry of youth and sports. The Research Method of this study was qualitative study based on grounded theory with approach systematic. The statistical population included all managers, advisers and experts of the Ministry of Youth and Sports and faculty informed of the field of knowledge management in this ministry. Purposive sampling used based on Theoretical approach, data collection continued until theoretical saturation and 19 semi-structured interviews were conducted. In order to analyze the data, were used three-step coding, open, axial and selective Strauss and Corbin with using Maxqda software. With the help of software 172 independent primary open-code (concepts) in open coding phase, 32 secondary open-code (sub categories) and finally, based on secondary open codes were created 12 primary categories. The results of this study showed that in order to develop knowledge management in the Ministry of Youth and Sports should be mentioned 12 factors considered as key components, which the relationship between them presented in the final model of the research. In this model, the development of knowledge management with sub categories of level of employee participation in knowledge programs and Knowledge-based organization culture was chosen as the main issue or central phenomenon, that as a dependent variable affected by various conditions such as the will of the organization, KM strategic plan, personnel incentive, individual factors, organizational factors, administrative and software infrastructure.


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