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Consumer Behaviour in Sport and Events

1st Edition

By Daniel Funk, Daniel Funk, Kostas Alexandris, Heath McDonald


272 pages

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pub: 2008-09-16
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Consumer Behaviour in Sport and Events emphasises the role of consumer behaviour in sport marketing. Given the social, economic, and environmental benefits of sport events, the challenge for marketers is to understand the complexity of sport and event participation. Through a heightened understanding of consumer behaviour, marketers are able to develop communication strategies to enhance the experience, while identifying key elements of the consumer’s decision-making process. This book provides students and industry professionals with the knowledge and skills necessary to meet the current marketing challenges facing professionals working in the sport and event industries.

This comprehensive text covers a wide range of determinants that influence both active recreation and passive spectator participation, and offers the reader:

  • A detailed understanding of the personal, psychological and environmental factors that influence sport and event related consumer behaviour
  • A basis for the development of marketing actions useful in sport and related business, community and government sectors
  • A comprehensive understanding of how individuals associate themselves with sport and event products and services
  • A quick and simple segmentation tool to guide discussion of marketing actions and strategies for four stages of involvement with sport and events
  • A comprehensive events checklist to help understand marketing actions related to the development, promotion and delivery of a sport event.

Sport and event consumer behaviour is a rapidly growing area of interest and this book is considered a valuable resource for those involved in the sport and events industries from students to marketers to academics.

Table of Contents

Preface Part 1 provides the reader with an introduction to sport consumer behaviour followed by a comprehensive understanding of motivation and a discussion of sport marketing activities. Chapter 1. Introduction to Sport Consumer Behaviour Chapter 2. Sport Consumer Motivation Chapter 3. Sport Consumer Decision Making Chapter 4. Sport Marketing Action Part 2 provides the reader with a comprehensive understanding of Awareness, Attraction, Attachment, and Allegiance with marketing strategies to promote sport consumption within each stage and concludes with a discussion of perceived constraints that modify or inhibit behaviour. Chapter 5. Sport Awareness Chapter 6. Sport Attraction Chapter 7: Sport Attachment Chapter 8. Sport Allegiance Chapter 9. Constraints to Sport Consumption Part 3 provides an “Event Management Checklist: A Functional Guide to Preparation and Success” to help understand marketing actions related to the development, promotion and delivery of a sport event. Chapter 10. Administrative Services 11. Facilities and Support Services 12. Special Events and Services

About the Authors

Dr Funk has unique knowledge and skills in the areas of sport, events and tourism. He combines a strong background in Sport Marketing and Sport Consumer Behaviour with 7 years industry experience in running sporting events. Dr Funk has taught in various countries and brings an international flavour to the project.

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
BUSINESS & ECONOMICS / Marketing / General
BUSINESS & ECONOMICS / Industries / Hospitality, Travel & Tourism