Document Type : Research Paper


1 Ph.D student in Sport Management, Razi University, Kermanshah, Iran

2 Expert of Women Sport at Razi University, Kermanshah, Iran

3 Ph.D in Sport Management, Allameh Tabatabaei University, Tehran, Iran

4 Assistant Professor in Sport Management, Islamic Azad University, Amol, Iran


The purpose of the present research was to determine the temporal design of human resources succession planning pattern in sports organizations. This research was carried out using qualitative method with semi-structured interviews with 17 people including professors and sports management experts who were selected using purposeful sampling. The data collection method was based on literature reviews and open interviews. To evaluate the face and content validity, the research findings were presented to the participants, and the study was done by the text of the theory, and their point of view was applied. To assess credibility, transferability and appropriateness, the research findings were presented to the participants, and the study's text was followed by their views. The method used for reliability was an intra-subject agreement method. The average agreement within the subject was 0.79. The used software was MAXQDA vesion 12.  Based on the findings, the number of open-source codes is 37, which were classified in the form of 8 individual, organizational, communication, professional-occupational, managerial, educational, visiting and evaluation concepts. Summaries of concepts were also arranged in three themes with the titles of prerequisites, competencies and talent management program. In the end, it should be noted that in order to realize the success of sport organizations, one should pay attention to individual and organizational prerequisites and plan talent management in line with the suitability of the staff.


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