Introduction: The purpose of this study was to design a human resource development model in sports organizations with an entrepreneurial approach using grounded theory in Lorestan province. Considering philosophical underpinnings of research in interpretive paradigm, in terms of the purpose, the study was part of an exploratory research.
Methods: The method of work was qualitative in which grounded theory research strategy with a systematic approach was used. Data were collected through semi-structured interviews and then open, axial and selective coding was performed. The statistical population of the study was the managers of sports organizations in Lorestan province. Due to the theoretical saturation of the data, the participants of the study included 20 senior managers of sports organizations in Lorestan province.
Results: The findings showed that causal conditions consisted of the attitude and responsibility of sports organizations to entrepreneurship, central conditions included having entrepreneurial resource management and individual and organizational strategies, intervening conditions was composed of administrative and managerial system, contextual conditions comprised of entrepreneurship development and finding incentives for it and finally, consequences were individual and organizational development (job performance, job satisfaction and job quality).
Conclusion: Considering the increasing importance of human resources as an important factor in the transformation of organizations in the era of competition, the continuous development and improvement of human resources and their cultivation seems inevitable. Managers of sports organizations should plan for human resource training and pay special attention to entrepreneurial skills.