عنوان مقاله [English]
The aim of this study was to identify those factors affecting the growth of knowledge based companies in the field of sport. The method of this study was survey which was conducted as a field. The statistical population included all managers and experts of knowledge based companies in the field of sport in Tehran city. Based on the information obtained from Tehran Science and Technology Park, they were 43 subjects and all of them were selected as the sample by census sampling method. A questionnaire used by Somsuk and Laosirihongthong (2013) was employed to collect data. After Delphi method, the items and factors of this questionnaire were adjusted according to the sport status of Iran. One-sample t test was used to determine the status of each factor of the study. The AHP statistical method was used to rank these factors. All data analysis was performed in SPSS and Super Decisions software. The results showed that among the identified factors, organizational and marketing factors (with a level above the average) were in a desirable condition, but economic, technological and human factors (their average was lower than level 3) were in an undesirable condition in knowledge based companies. The ranking results showed that economic factor (with a closeness coefficient of 0.652) was the most important factor in improving the performance of knowledge based companies in sport. The results also revealed that technology factor (with a closeness coefficient of 0.158) was the least important factor in improving the performance of knowledge based companies in sport.