Document Type : Research Paper


1 Department of Sports Management, Faculty of Sports Science, Alzahra University, Tehran, Iran

2 Department of Sport Management, Faculty of Sport Sciences, Alzahra University, Tehran, Iran

3 Department of Management, Faculty of Management and Economics, Tarbiat Modares University, Tehran, Iran


Introduction: The existence of a crisis in any sports organization, including football clubs, will lead to unfavorable and stressful conditions. It is necessary for officials, structures, institutions, and sports organizations, based on understanding the conditions and dimensions of the disaster, to develop the capacity to withstand crises.  
Method: The purpose of this study was to study the tools to deal with socio-economic crises in football clubs, which was done using a qualitative method and a systematic review with a data-based approach. In the 38 identified documents, the researchers achieved 134 open codes and 4 concepts.  
Results: The identified tools were dealing with socio - economic crisis in the four categories of "resilience and adaptability", "infrastructure development", "financial measures" and "crisis management. Also, crisis management was identified as one of the most important strategies to the prevention and confrontation of socio - economic crises.  Crisis management planning plays an important role in keeping the scope of the crisis small and in controlling it quickly.  
Conclusion: Therefore, awareness and recognition of managers of football organizations about crisis management and the importance of planning for socio-economic crises are effective and useful step in the process of predicting and preventing crises, dealing with crisis and recovery after encountering a crisis.


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