The role of capacity building components in the development of good governance of Iranian national sports organizations
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Allameh Tabataba'i University, Tehran, Iran
Background and Aim: Capacity building is a perceptual process to eliminate weaknesses, challenges, or limitations in one or more aspects of an organization's capacities. In fact, organizational capacity building is related to the changes that take place within an organization to meet the specific capacity needs. The purpose of the current study was to investigate the role of capacity building components in the development of good governance in national sports organizations in Iran.
Methodology: The present study was applicable in terms of purpose and descriptive-survey in terms of research strategy. The statistical population included all presidents or senior managers and vice presidents or deputies in national sports organizations, including the Ministry of Sports, selected international sports federations, and the National Olympic Committee. Due to the limited statistical population, the purposive sampling method was used. In regards to data collection, the standard capacity building questionnaire (Doherty and Misener, 2016) and good governance of Mehrabi et al. (2017) were used. The face and content validity of this research tool was confirmed by professors and academic experts. The reliability coefficient (Cronbach's alpha) of each of the research indicators was above 0.7, which indicates the acceptable reliability of the questionnaires used. Data analysis was conducted by the use of descriptive statistics (frequency tables and graphs) and inferential statistics (Kolmogorov-Smirnov and Pearson tests).
Results: The results proposed significant positive relationship between the components of capacity building and good governance in national sports organizations in Iran and the components of organizational readiness (Sig = 0.001, r = 0.364), existing capacity (Sig = 0.001, r = 0.309) and capacity needs (Sig = 0.001, r = 0.308) have greatest impact on the development of good governance.
Conclusion: It can be concluded that national sports organizations need to take organizational capacity into account, by considering their desired performance, to promote good governance. Adopting appropriate strategies and recruiting effective human resources enables the organization to make lasting sustainable changes in challenges and to benefit from competitive advantage.