Document Type : Research Paper


1 Associate Professor, Alzahra University, Tehran, Iran

2 Associate Professor of Biostatistics, National Papulation Studies Center and Professional Comprehensive Management Institute, Tehran, Iran

3 MSc of Sport Management, Alzahra University, Tehran, Iran


Recognition and Modeling Infrastructures and Areas of Commercial Law in Iran Professional Sport
Zhaleh Memari[1], Mahsa Saadati2, Fereshteh Dehghani3
1. Associate Professor, Alzahra University, Tehran, Iran
2.Associate Professor of Biostatistics, National Papulation Studies Center and Professional Comprehensive Management Institute, Tehran, Iran 3. MSc of Sport Management, Alzahra University, Tehran, Iran
Received: 2016/10/10
Accepted: 2018/04/08
This study aimed at recognizing and modeling areas and infrastructures of commercial law in Iran professional sport and providing management decisions.A researcher-made questionnaire with 70 items was used in this study; the content validity of this questionnaire was confirmed by 7 experts and its reliability coefficient was determined as 0.894. The sample consisted of 300 faculty members, sport experts, coaches, athletes/champions. Exploratory and confirmatory factor analyses were used for construct validation, identification of the factors and estimation of factor loads. The analysis of the data and structural modeling were conducted using SPSS21 and LISREL. In explanatory pattern of commercial law in professional sport, areas and infrastructures of commercial law were identified which included 11 factors: legal contracts, international regulations, validation, ambush marketing, employment law, antitrust law, intellectual property, sport agency, mediation relationship, sport media and economy.Three factors (legal contracts, international regulations, and economy) influenced other factors which explained commercial law in Iran professional sport. If any of these three factors can appropriately influence other factors of this model, the root of many problems in commercial law in professional sport will be identified. Attention to the factor loads and the relationship of each factor with other factors in this model are helpful for managers in their decision making.


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