Document Type : Research Paper


1 Assistant Professor of Sport Management, Faculty of sport sciences, Razi University, Kermanshah, IRAN.

2 phd student of Sport Management, Faculty of sport sciences, Razi University Kermanshah, IRAN.

3 Assistant Professor of Sport Management, Sports Science Institute, Tehran, IRAN


The aim of this study was the effect of intellectual capital on organizational performance with the mediating role of decision making strategy in Sport Sciences Institute of Iran. The research method was descriptive - survey. The statistical population included all employees of Sport Sciences Institute (N=50). The Sample was equal to population (census sampling method). Standard questionnaires of intellectual capital of Bontis (1998), organizational performance of Patterson (1970) and decisions strategy. For data analysis, SEM and PLS by Smart PLS3 were used. Results showed that relational capital had a significant, negative and direct effect on organizational performance and structural capital had a significant, positive and direct effect on emotional decision making strategy. The dimensions of intellectual capital (human, structural, relational) respectively had direct negative, positive, positive and significant effects on the rational decision making. Rational decision making strategy had a significant, positive and direct effect on organizational performance. Human capital and structural capital had a significant, negative and indirect effect on organizational performance with the mediating role of rational decision making. It is recommended that the employees of Sport Sciences Institute should use proper decision making strategy and enhance organizational performance by strengthening intellectual capital.


1. Moharamzadeh M, Fatahi H, Kashef M. The Investigating Relationship between servant leadership With intellectual capital with test the role of mediator of organizational socialization mong the staff departments of Youth and Sports West Azerbaijan province. Journal of Organizational Behavioral Management in Sport Studies. 2016;3(2):21-30[In Persian].
2. Abdolmaleki H, Noorizadeh A. Investigating the role of social capital in creating intellectual capital among sports federation staff. Sport management and motor behavior research. 2014;10(20):123-30[In Persian].
3. Bahrami S, Rajaeepour S, Aghahosseni T, Nasrabadi HAB, Yarmohamadian MH. Analysis of Multiple Relationships of Intellectual Capital and Organizational Innovation in Higher Education Quarterly Journal of Research and Planning in Higher Education. 2011;17(3):27-50[In Persian].
4. Amirkabiri A, Sheikhi S. The Study of Relationship between Intellectual Capital and Organizational Performance (A Case Study in National Iranian Gas Company. Scientific and Research Electronic Journals. 2012;3(5,6):55-64[In Persian].
5. Hosseinpour D, Azar M. Developing an Appropriate Model for the Improvement of Organizational Performance Based On Two Approaches: Intellectual Capital And Social Capital. Journal of Development Evoluation Management. 2011;1390(7):19-29[In Persian].
6. Mirkamali SM, Beyranvand MS, Roomiani Y. The Study of the Effect of Strategic Human Resources Management on Organizational Performance with the Mediating Role of Human Capital in Faculties of Physical Education and Sport Sciences of State Universities in Tehran. Journal of Sport Management. 2016;8(3):453-65[In Persian].
7. Greenwood W. Relationship between Strategic Human Resource Management and Firm Performance. European Journal of Research and Reflection in Management Sciences. 2015;3(3):50-66.
8. khorsandi M, mirzazadeh z, Salatin M. Relationship between organizational learning capability with Organizational Performance in General Directorate of Youth and Sport in Khorasan Razavi. Journal of Organizational Behavioral Management in Sport Studies. 2015;2(3):61-8[In Persian].
9. Bosilj-Vuksic V, Milanovic L, Stemberger MI. Organizational Performance Measures for Business Process Management: a Performance Measurement Guideline. Tenth International Conference on Computer Modeling and Simulation; Uskim2008.
10. Alirezaii N, Mesah H, Akrami N. The Relation between Work Conscientiousness with Job Performance. journal of Ethics in science and Technology. 2013;8(2):76-86[In Persian].
11. Khass ED, Nivlooei FB. The Survey of the Effect of Intellectual Capital Management on Managers Strategic Decision Making in Companies of Industrial District. Journal of Development Evoluation Management. 2014;1393(17):17-26[In Persian].
12. Parker J, Andrew M, de WB, Fichhoff B. Maximizers versus Satisficers: Decision–Making Styles, Competence and Outcomes Judgment and Decision Making. 2007;2(6):342-4.
13. Oliveira A. A Discussion of Rational and Psychological Decision Making Theories and Models: The Search for a Cultural– Ethical Decision Making Model. Electronic Journal of Business Ethics and Organization Studies. 2007;12(2):12-7.
14. Patton JR. Intuition in decisions. Management Decision. 2003;41(10):989-96.
15. Rehman RR, Khalid A, Khan M. Impact of Employee Decision Making Styles on Organizational Performance: In the Moderating Role of Emotional Intelligence. World Applied Sciences Journal. 2012;17(1308-1315).
16. Emmanuel IE, Damachi GU. Employees’ Participation in Decision Making and the Hospitality Industry in Nigeria. An Investigative Study of Selected Hotels in the Federal Capital Territory, Abuja, Nigeria. Academic Journal of Economic Studies. 2015;1(4):54-66.
17. Maditinos D, Chatzoudes D, Tsairidis C, Theriou G. The impact of intellectual capital on firms’ market value and financial performance. Journal of Intellectual Capital. 2011;12(1):132-51.
18. Serenko A. A causal model of human capital antecedents and consequents in the financial services industry. journal of intellectual capital. 2009;70(7):53-60.
19. Sharbati A, Jawad S. Intellectual capital and business performance in the pharmaceutical sector of Jordan. Journal of management discount. 2010;48(7):105-31.
20. Fulop J, David R, Schweik C. What is Mean Decision". Making in the Content of Eco-Informatics, 2006
21. Singh R, Greenhous JH. The relation between career decision–making strategies and Person–Job Fit: A study of Job changers. Journal of Vocational Behavior 2004;64(1):198-221.
22. Hadizadehmoghadam A, Tehrani M. Investigating the relationship between public styles of decision makers in government agencies. governmental management. 2009;1(1):123-38[In Persian].