Economic Development Of Football Industry In Islamic Republic Of Iran: Finding Of A Qualitative Research
The purpose of the study was to identify barriers to economic development of I.R.Iran football industry and suggestion of some operational solutions. Therefore, using qualitative research method, after review of football industry's economic situation in Iran and selected countries (Japan, England, Germany and Spain), initial lists of components, barriers and also operational solutions for economic development of Iran football industry were identified. After that, using purposive sampling method, some elite people were identified and qualitative interviews were operated with them. The purpose of these interviews was to identify final components by elimination, modification or correction of initial lists and also adding some items to them. Results demonstrated that economic development of football industry in I.R.Iran is dependent to nine supportive components. In other words developing of football industry in Iran is depend on developing : Investment and Sponsorship ,football Organizations and Institution , Governmental Supports , Fans , Broadcasting rights , Human resources , Sport facilities , Legal and Scientific and Research . Also, in the final of study some operational solutions for economic development of Iran football industry were suggested.
Keywords: Football Industry, Economic Development, Barriers, Operational Solutions