Identifying and Explaining the Components and Driving Factors Affecting Talent and Succession in the Higher Education System of Sistan and Balouchestan Province using the Mick Mac Method

Document Type : Original Article


1 Ph.D. Student , Department of Management, Islamic Azad University, Zahedan Branch, Zahedan

2 Department of Management and Economics, University of Sistan and Baluchestan, Zahedan,


With the formation of foresight knowledge, the experts have tried to provide a kind of development and improvement of strategic planning ability in different dimensions by using the existing capacities and potentials. Consequently, the techniques and methods of foresight are being introduced into the process of planning. So, identifying the strategies and important driving factors of each process is one of the priorities of the foresight projects. Therefore, in this study, with the aim of identifying the components and driving factors affecting talent and succession in the higher education system by using mixed research method (quantitative and qualitative), extensive review of literature and semi-structured interviews were conducted by using snowball and targeted sampling. 91 components were extracted and analyzed by directed and summative content analysis, then, by using the Delphi technique, the 15 components with the higher degree of compatibility were extracted. Then, the extracted components were analyzed by using one of the futuristic techniques (cross-effects analysis) and Mick-Mac software. In addition to investigating and explaining, driving factors were categorized in the form of effective variables, risk variables, secondary leverage variables, result variables, and independent variables. Finally, based on the obtained results and prioritizing, implementation strategies were introduced to institutionalize the process of talent and succession in the higher education system of Sistan and Balouchestan province.


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