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dc.contributor.authorWicker, Pamelaen_US
dc.date.accessioned2017-05-03T16:01:59Z
dc.date.available2017-05-03T16:01:59Z
dc.date.issued2011en_US
dc.date.modified2012-02-10T03:00:00Z
dc.identifier.issn15586235en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10072/41708
dc.description.abstractIn Germany, some sports clubs increasingly encounter financial problems due to decreasing public subsidies. A way to compensate for the decrease is to increase membership fees. Therefore, the aim of this study is to analyze members' willingness-topay (WTP) for membership fees and to identify determinants of WTP. For this study, active, adult members (n = 10,013) in 21 sports were surveyed. The results show that members paid an average annual membership fee of ?148 and stated an average WTP of ?265. The consumer surplus for all sports amounted to ?113 on average. The results of the regression analysis reveal that WTP is determined significantly by the current membership fee, personal income, level of education, years of participation, and level of performance. The findings of the study suggest that increasing membership fees might be one option for sports clubs experiencing financial problems. Sport-specific differences have to be considered in this regard.en_US
dc.description.peerreviewedYesen_US
dc.description.publicationstatusYesen_US
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dc.format.mimetypeapplication/pdf
dc.languageEnglishen_US
dc.language.isoen_US
dc.publisherFitness Information Technology Inc.en_US
dc.publisher.placeUnited Statesen_US
dc.publisher.urihttp://wvuecommerce.wvu.edu/index.cfm?do=product.product&id=759840191_91w&product_id=2928en_US
dc.relation.ispartofstudentpublicationNen_US
dc.relation.ispartofpagefrom155en_US
dc.relation.ispartofpageto169en_US
dc.relation.ispartofissue2en_US
dc.relation.ispartofjournalInternational Journal of Sport Financeen_US
dc.relation.ispartofvolume6en_US
dc.rights.retentionYen_US
dc.subject.fieldofresearchCommerce, Management, Tourism and Services not elsewhere classifieden_US
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode159999en_US
dc.titleWillingness-to-pay in non-profit sports clubsen_US
dc.typeJournal articleen_US
dc.type.descriptionC1 - Peer Reviewed (HERDC)en_US
dc.type.codeC - Journal Articlesen_US
gro.rights.copyrightCopyright 2011 West Virginia University. The attached file is reproduced here in accordance with the copyright policy of the publisher. Please refer to the journal's website for access to the definitive, published version.en_US
gro.date.issued2011
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