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The impact of consumer knowledge on profitable consumer loyalty through perceived service quality and psychological involvement in non-profit sport clubs

Mohsen Behnam (Urmia University, Urmia, Iran)
Do Young Pyun (Loughborough University, Loughborough, UK)
Jason P. Doyle (Griffith University, Brisbane, Australia)
Vahid Delshab (Department of Physical Education and Sport Sciences, University of Kurdistan, Sanandaj, Iran)

International Journal of Sports Marketing and Sponsorship

ISSN: 1464-6668

Article publication date: 10 August 2020

Issue publication date: 6 April 2021

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Abstract

Purpose

The purpose of this research was to test the influence of consumer knowledge management on attitudinal and behavioral loyalty through service quality and psychological involvement.

Design/methodology/approach

The participants (N = 396) were recruited through a convenience sampling technique from non-profit sport clubs in Iran. Data were analyzed with the Structural Equation Modeling using Mplus 7.4.

Findings

The results revealed that the effects of service quality on psychological involvement were dependent on consumer knowledge management. Furthermore, there were the mediating effects of service quality and psychological involvement in the relationships between the consumer knowledge management and loyalty.

Practical implications

The research findings provide valuable insights for non-profit sport club managers seeking to better attract and retain their consumers by demonstrating the importance of investing in consumer knowledge management initiatives. Managers should thus integrate knowledge orientation into their marketing and relationship management strategies and apply the strategy into consumer knowledge within club services.

Originality/value

This study empirically highlights the important role of knowledge from, for and about the consumer on perceived service quality and loyalty building among the non-profit consumer base.

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Citation

Behnam, M., Pyun, D.Y., Doyle, J.P. and Delshab, V. (2021), "The impact of consumer knowledge on profitable consumer loyalty through perceived service quality and psychological involvement in non-profit sport clubs", International Journal of Sports Marketing and Sponsorship, Vol. 22 No. 2, pp. 407-427. https://doi.org/10.1108/IJSMS-03-2020-0039

Publisher

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Emerald Publishing Limited

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