Document Type : Research Paper


1 Professor, Faculty of Physical Education and Sport Sciences, Urmia University, Urmia, Iran

2 Associate Professor, Faculty of Management and Accounting, College of Farabi, University of Tehran, Qom, Iran

3 PhD, Faculty of Physical Education and Sport Sciences, Urmia University, Urmia, Iran


The aim of this study was to determine and design the pattern of financial strategic decisions (environmental factors) in National Olympic Committee of I.R.I. This study was application in terms of aims, descriptive – survey in terms of data collection and mixed based on research approach. The population consisted of qualitative and quantity parts (all directors of the National Olympic Committee) (N=64) and experts familiar with financial strategic decisions in the NOC (N=96). Sampling was conducted by snowball techniques (n=160). 147 correct questionnaires were returned. In order to test the hypotheses, structural equation modeling (Smart PLS software) was used. Skewness and kurtosis, the factor loadings, Cronbach alpha, combination reliability, convergent validity (AVE), divergent validity, t values, R Square (R2), Stone-Geisser Criterion (Q2), redundancy criterion and GOFxci criterion were examined. The reliability and validity of the questionnaire were confirmed. The results showed that economic, political, technological, sociocultural and legal factors were fundamental environmental factors affecting financial strategic decisions in National Olympic Committee of the Islamic Republic of Iran. It is hoped that decision makers in IOC use these findings and pay attention to the negative environmental factors (the effect of political factors on decision makings and…), decrease these negative effects and increase the positive environmental factors (the effect of technology on decision makings and…).


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