Development of Strategic Themes of the Faculty of Sports Sciences

Document Type : Original Article

Authors

1 Associate Professor, Department of Sport Science, Islamic Azad University, Isfahan Branch, Isfahan, Iran

2 PhD student of Sport Management, Faculty of Educational Sciences and Psychology, Mohaghegh Ardabili University, Ardabili, Iran

3 Professor of Sport Management, Faculty of Educational Sciences and Psychology, Mohaghegh Ardabili University, Ardabili, Iran

Abstract

The purpose of the research was to develop the strategic themes for sports sciences faculty of Isfahan Islamic Azad University. A mixed approach was used to collect and analyze data. The research tool consisted of an open questionnaire, interviews and strategic council meetings. Theoretical and snowball sampling methods were used to reach the theoretical saturation. For analyzing the collected data, a quantitative section of the strategic position and action assessment matrix and quantitative strategic planning matrix were used and in the qualitative section, a logical inductive method was used. The findings of the research showed that the faculty has four main objectives: maintaining the status quo in the pursuit of missions in accordance with the university's macro policies, developing and expanding processes and services in line with the capacities and needs of the sports community, making a better contribution to the goals and policies of the university and the college's strategic impact on provincial sports, while the college strategy approach was based on an aggressive position based on the status assessment matrix and strategic action.Hence, the brand's excellence in the college was chosen as one of the market leaders as a priority strategy in maintaining the status quo in the competitive market. Managers can use the presently-developed plan to highlight sports goals and provide conditions for achieving the intended outlook.

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