Document Type : Research Paper


1 . Ph.D. Student of Sport Management, Kharazmi University, Tehran, Iran

2 Assistant Professor, Physical Education and Sport Sciences Department, Islamic Azad University, Borujerd Branch, Borujerd, Iran

3 Ph.D. Student of Sport Management, Payame Noor University, Tehran, Iran


The present study aimed at presenting a model of knowledge management success in order to increase organizational creativity and learning in the Ministry of Sport and Youth of Iran. The study was a survey which used a correlation method. The statistical population consisted of expert staff of the ministry and 160 subjects were randomly selected by stratified random sampling method. A research-made key factors of knowledge management success questionnaire was used to collect data. The validity of this questionnaire was approved by sport management professors and the reliability was calculated as 0.90 by Chronbach’s alpha coefficient. The results showed that all seven key factors of knowledge management success had a positive effect on organizational creativity and learning, but when the interaction and relationship of these factors and the effects of independent variables on dependent variables were analyzed, only two factors of knowledge-oriented strategies and policies and human resources management increased organizational creativity and learning simultaneity. It can be concluded that organizational creativity and learning can be improved in the Ministry of Sport and Youth through the development of knowledge management related factors.



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