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The role of perceived fit in fans' evaluation of sports brand extensions

Dimitra Papadimitriou (University of Patras, Greece)
Artemisia Apostolopoulou (Assistant Professor, Sport Management Program, Bowling Green State University, 228C Eppler Complex, Bowling Green, OH 43403)
Ilias Loukas (Organizing Committee of the 2004 Olympic Games, Greece)

International Journal of Sports Marketing and Sponsorship

ISSN: 1464-6668

Article publication date: 1 July 2004

Abstract

This study is one of the first efforts in sports marketing literature to assess sports fans' evaluation of brand extensions introduced by a professional sports team. Using measures of perceived fit between the parent brand and the extensions, it is hypothesised that increased fit will result in more positive fan evaluations and higher intention to purchase the team's extension. Results from correlation and regression analyses provide support for this hypothesis.

Citation

Papadimitriou, D., Apostolopoulou, A. and Loukas, I. (2004), "The role of perceived fit in fans' evaluation of sports brand extensions", International Journal of Sports Marketing and Sponsorship, Vol. 6 No. 1, pp. 27-44. https://doi.org/10.1108/IJSMS-06-01-2004-B006

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Emerald Group Publishing Limited

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