Document Type : Research Paper
1 Assistant Professor, Department of Sport Management, Faculty of Physical Education and Sport Sciences, Razi University, Kermanshah, Iran
2 Professor, Department of Sport Management, Faculty of Physical Education and Sport Sciences, Guilan University, Rasht, Iran
3 Associate Professor, Department of Sport Management, Faculty of Physical Education and Sport Sciences, Razi University, Kermanshah, Iran
4 Ph.D. Student, Department of Sport Management, Higher Education Center, Payam Noor University, Tehran, Iran
The aim of this study was to investigate and analyze the effectiveness patterns in selected sport federations. The new approach of Competing Value Framework (CVF) was used to investigate and determine the position of organizational effectiveness patterns. This study was an exploratory survey which investigated the organizational effectiveness factors in Iran selected sport federations by a correlational method. The population consisted of all stakeholders of sport federations (board of directors, professional employees, national referees, players and adult coaches) and the sample consisted of the stakeholders of six selected federations of basketball, volleyball, handball, wrestling, weightlifting and taekwondo who were selected by a purposive and non-random sampling method. All stakeholders were considered as the population (N=362) but only 258 subjects participated in the study (72% of the subjects). A researcher-made OE questionnaire was designed according to review of the literature, semi-structured interview with authorities of sport federations (vice president, secretary and presidents of professional committees) in an exploratory factor analysis and 62 items in four patterns of rational goals, open systems, internal processes, human relations and eight sub-factors of flexibility, planning, productivity, organizational resources, organizational stability, access to data, work force cohesion and professional experts were recognized. Results showed that federations of volleyball, taekwondo, basketball, weightlifting, wrestling and handball respectively had the highest mean of organizational effectiveness. Also, rational goals were the most important pattern of all six sport federations in CVF.