A Systematic Literature Review on Ambush Marketing in Sport

  • Piątkowska M
  • Żyśko J
  • Gocłowska S
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The aim of the paper was to outline and evaluate the existing scientific achievements regarding the phenomenon of ambush marketing in sport, mark the dominating problematic areas, and create a literature database for the purposes of further research. The systematic literature review was conducted in the following stages: planning and conducting the review, analysis, and description of the results. The preliminary analysis included a combined number of 21,176 studies published between 1984-2013 in journals, books, and other sources included in analyzed databases, chosen using a meta-keyword: ambush. Analysis of the subject literature on the phenomenon of ambush marketing in sport allows for the classification of the works into three dominating research areas: identification of ambush marketing phenomenon, identification of the influence of ambush marketing practices on consumers, and identification of counter-ambush strategies. This review indicates the need for secondary research in social sciences in a more systematic way and more rigorously than it was done until now.

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  • ambush marketing
  • marketing
  • mega-events
  • sport
  • systematic review

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  • Monika Piątkowska

  • Jolanta Żyśko

  • Sylwia Gocłowska

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