An empirical analysis of the influence of team success on Indian sports fans' purchase behaviour

Rai, J., Yousaf, A. ORCID: 0000-0002-5234-7474, Itani, M.N. and Singh, A., 2022. An empirical analysis of the influence of team success on Indian sports fans' purchase behaviour. Journal for Global Business Advancement. ISSN 1746-966X (Forthcoming)

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This study explores the relationships between team success and sports fans’ purchase behaviour. It examines the strength of the mediating role of team brand equity, attitude towards sponsorship, and attitude towards sponsors’ brands in such relationships. The study analysed the responses of 602 fans of the Indian Premier League (IPL) using structural equation modelling. A constructive role for team success is confirmed in creating team brand equity for sports fans. The team’s success positively impacts on fans’ attitudes towards sponsorship importance and attitude towards the sponsor brand but did not influence their purchase behaviour directly. Nevertheless, it indirectly impacts on fans’ purchase behaviour with attitude toward sponsor brands as a mediator. Study findings add new insights that advance the understanding for marketing managers of fans’ collective attitudes toward sponsorship importance, sponsored brands, and purchase behaviour.

Item Type: Journal article
Publication Title: Journal for Global Business Advancement
Creators: Rai, J., Yousaf, A., Itani, M.N. and Singh, A.
Publisher: Inderscience Publishers
Date: 13 October 2022
ISSN: 1746-966X
Divisions: Schools > Nottingham Business School
Record created by: Laura Ward
Date Added: 12 Jun 2023 08:14
Last Modified: 12 Jun 2023 08:14

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