Document Type : Research Paper


1 PhD Student in Sports Management, Faculty of Literature and Humanities, Kerman Azad University, Iran

2 Associate Professor, Faculty of Physical Education and Sports Sciences, Shahid Bahonar University, Kerman, Iran


In the current world, it is necessary to pay attention to the issue of knowledge management in different industries. Sport tourism is not an exception and management of knowledge in it accelerates the attainment of the goals of sport tourism so that the knowledge of sport tourism is managed any better, the process of reaching the goals of sport tourism, which is one of the important development of sport tourism. Most of them are faster and less error rate. The purpose of this study was to investigate the effect of knowledge management on sport tourism development in Kerman province. The research method was descriptive-survey and correlation. The statistical population of the study consisted of all 420 staff members of tourism organization of Kerman province, all heads of tourism agencies of Kerman province and sport tourists in Kerman province. To measure and test the variables, a researcher-made sport tourism development questionnaire and standard questionnaire of knowledge management process (Patrick and Sonya) were used. Regarding the sport tourism development questionnaire, the Corsair method was developed to develop a questionnaire and identify effective indicators in the development of sport tourism. According to the type of coding of the relevant axes, according to the literature, there were described economic, political, communication, infrastructure and management axes. Finally, the impact of KM dimensions of knowledge creation, knowledge storage, knowledge maintenance, knowledge acquisition and knowledge distribution on sport tourism development was confirmed.


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