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Sport Consumer Behavior Research: Improving Our Game.

Funk, D.C., Lock, D., Karg, A. and Pritchard, M., 2016. Sport Consumer Behavior Research: Improving Our Game. Journal of Sport Management, 30 (2), 113-116.

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Funk et al., (2016) JSM Special issue introduction.pdf - Accepted Version


DOI: 10.1123/jsm.2016-0028


Sport consumer behavior (SCB) research continues to grow in both popularity and sophistication. A guiding principle in much of this research is that sport consumers seek out sport related experiences, and the benefits they yield, in order to satisfy needs and wants. This approach has provided new knowledge and insight into sport consumers. One outcome of this focus is that the vast majority of research on sport consumers has centered on psychological characteristics of these sport experiences related to evaluative and affective components. In addition, this research has predominately relied on cross-sectional studies and attitudinal surveys to collect information with less emphasis on how various situational or environmental factors can influence attitudinal data patterns at the individual and group level. This special issue seeks to deepen our understanding of SCB by providing seven papers that demonstrate or validate findings using multiple studies or data collections.

Item Type:Article
Uncontrolled Keywords:Sport Consumers; Research Methods; Sports Marketing
Group:Bournemouth University Business School
ID Code:23227
Deposited By: Symplectic RT2
Deposited On:14 Mar 2016 11:01
Last Modified:14 Mar 2022 13:55


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