Document Type : Research Paper


1 Ph.D. of Sport Management, Faculty of Management and Accounting, College of Farabi, University of Tehran, Qom, Iran

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

3 Assistant Professor, Faculty of Management and Accounting, College of Farabi, University of Tehran, Qom, Iran


This study aimed to identify and develop a model of those factors affecting the development of renewable energy use in Iran sport facilities. The research method was mixed and exploratory. Accordingly, this research was conducted in two qualitative and quantitative phases. In qualitative phase, the meta-synthesis method was used to identify the those factors affecting the development of renewable energy use and the grounded theory was used to present a theory for the development of using renewable energy in sport facilities with an emphasis on the elements found in meta-synthesis phase. In quantitative phase, the model validity was confirmed by experts’ viewpoints. In the meta-synthesis phase, the population contained books, research documents and articles with the subject of those factors affecting the development of using renewable energy. After screening for several times, 40 cases were entered into the meta-synthesis stage. In the stage of Glaser grounded theory, the viewpoints of 7 academic experts in the field of renewable energy were used. Using meta-synthesis, 30 concepts were identified as factors affecting the development of using renewable energy in sport facilities that were divided into 9 categories: international issues, national issues, natural abilities, technical abilities, economic abilities, managerial abilities, market properties, social and cultural issues and building properties. Then, the relationships of these categories were specified by selective and theoretical coding of Glaser grounded theory, and the model developed from the research was presented. The validity of the final model was obtained as 0.855 by experts’ viewpoints and counting sigma method. The government should lay the groundwork for accessing cheap renewable energy in the country by adopting appropriate international policies and energy policies and develop the use of renewable energy in sport facilities by education and culturalization and laying down the rules.


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