Team Identification Model: Antecedents and Outcomes of Football Sport Sponsorship in Egypt
11 Pages Posted: 17 Oct 2012
Date Written: October 17, 2012
Football domain is the most popular sport form worldwide and it gains the majority of the sponsorship effort in Egypt. This study focuses on two antecedents team’s perceived prestige and domain involvement, and it measures sponsor’s recognition, and purchase intention as the outcomes of fan’s level of team identification. A quantitative study is conducted using self-administrated questionnaires. The results show that domain involvement has a positive relationship with fans’ level of team identification and that highly identified fans tend to recognize the sponsor of their favorite football team and to have higher purchase intention of the sponsor’s product or service. Finally, conclusion and implications are presented to improve the understanding and implementation of sports football sponsorship in Egypt.
Keywords: Sports, Sponsorship, Marketing, Team Identification, Football, Antecedents, Outcomes, Egypt
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