Cayolla, Ricardo

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Ricardo Roseira Cayolla


Currently, Ricardo Roseira Cayolla is an Associate Professor at Portucalense University. Ricardo is the scientific coordinator of the Consumer Neuroscience Lab, from the investigation unit REMIT (research in economics, management and information technologies). His main research area is marketing/sport management focusing on consumer neuroscience, consumer brand relationships, and sustainability. Ph.D. in Marketing and Strategy, Ricardo Cayolla has also a course in Design Thinking for Business Innovation in ESADE. He is a Sports Specialist, presenting and advocating a thesis about his training system in tennis, applied for over twenty years. Beyond the academic field, former professional tennis player, Ricardo is also a tennis coach, writer, sports manager, and with a presence in the media. He owns a Tennis Academy and has written seven books. He’s also a commentator in Eurosport Portugal in tennis. Afiliação: REMIT | Consumer Neuroscience Research Lab

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REMIT – Research on Economics, Management and Information Technologies
Centro de investigação que que tem como objetivo principal produzir e disseminar conhecimento teórico e aplicado que possibilite uma maior compreensão das dinâmicas e tendências económicas, empresariais, territoriais e tecnológicas do mundo contemporâneo e dos seus efeitos socioeconómicos. O REMIT adota uma perspetiva multidisciplinar que integra vários domínios científicos: Economia e Gestão; Ciências e Tecnologia; Turismo, Património e Cultura. Founded in 2017, REMIT – Research on Economics, Management and Information Technologies is a research unit of Portucalense University. Based on a multidisciplinary and interdisciplinary perspective it aims at responding to social challenges through a holistic approach involving a wide range of scientific fields such as Economics, Management, Science, Technology, Tourism, Heritage and Culture. Grounded on the production of advanced scientific knowledge, REMIT has a special focus on its application to the resolution of real issues and challenges, having as strategic orientations: - the understanding of local, national and international environment; - the development of activities oriented to professional practice, namely in the business world.

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    Neural correlates of fanhood: The role of fan identity and team brand strength
    2024-01-08 - Biscaia, Rui; Baumeister, Roy F.; Chan, Hang-Yee; Duarte, Isabel C.; Castelo-Branco, Miguel; Cayolla, Ricardo
    Introduction: We analyzed the importance of fan identity and brand strength on fans’ neural reactions to different team-related stimuli. Methods: A total of 53 fMRI scans with fans of two professional sport teams were conducted. Following up on a previous study we focused on the differences between fandom levels as well as the contrast between two team “brand” strength. Neural responses were compared among individuals based on their levels of fan identity. In sum, group comparisons between relatively high and lower identity and between weak and strong teams were made based on the notion that the latter reflects team brand strength (strong brand and weak brand). Results: Findings indicate that brain activity in emotion regulation, memory, and cognitive control circuits is influenced by the relative level of fan identity. Discussion: Higher-level identified fans showed increased reactivity to positive stimuli and the under-recruitment of their cognitive appraisal circuits, suggesting more vulnerability to marketers’ messages. The strength of the team brand activates different neural mechanisms. Interestingly, the posterior cingulate showed larger recruitment both for weaker brands and lower fan identification, suggesting that visual memory processes are more active in these cases. Neurally processed content depends on the relative brand’s strength, highlighting the importance of brand-focused communications.
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    Neural aspects of brand love
    2016-05 - Fetscherin, Marc; Duarte, Isabel C.; Castelo-Branco, Miguel; Cayolla, Ricardo
    Brand love has been identified as a key driver for behavioral outcomes such as brand loyalty, positive WOM or price premium. While we know a great deal about the psychological aspects of brand love, we know very little about the neural ones. The purpose of this paper is to explore this. We used a 3 (positive, negative, neutral video stimuli) x 2 (strong vs. weak brand) experimental design. To assess the neural aspects, 53 participants underwent fMRI scans while watching short video clips and rated them on a 7-point bipolar scale (-3 = very negative; +3 = very positive). Our results suggest a ‘negativity bias paradox’ in contradiction findings from psychology literature (based on attitudinal data) that negative events exert greater impact on consumer behavior than positive ones. We also find evidence for a ‘strong brand paradox’ with fans of the weaker brand showing greater neural activities than fans of the stronger brand which contradicts findings from consumer behavior research.
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    Pro-environmental benefits of being deeply in love with the club: How brand love foster fans’ sustainable behaviours [abstract]
    2023-09-15 - Escadas, Marco; Biscaia, Rui; Ahuvia, Aaron; Santos, Teresa; Cayolla, Ricardo
    Previous studies have often pointed out how the importance of fans’ emotional connection with sport organizations (Koenigstorfer et al., 2010). However, little is known about how this connection can benefit society as a whole, particularly in terms of pro-environmental behaviours. This research aims to examine the relationship between fans’ perception of clubs’ pro-environmental sustainability initiatives and their pro-environmental behaviours, as well as the moderating role that brand love may exert in this relationship. [...]
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    What is the Role of Memory in Consumer–Brand Relationship? Insight from sport industry
    2021-08-23 - Loureiro, Sandra; Cayolla, Ricardo
    We live in a time when symbolism is of enormous priority. Memories are a particularly important part of the construction of individual identity and the subsequent relationships established, personal and with the loved brands. Previous research in psychology and neurosciences on negativity effect claims that negative events have more impact than positive ones. In an emotional context like the sports industry, being a fan has implications at all levels: psychological, mental and behavioural. Deepening the theme of memory from a psychological perspective, the present study theorises about the hypothesis of positivity effect in memory in the behaviour of sport fans in consumer neuroscience studies. Theoretical contribution and managerial suggestions are presented, in addition, as direction for further research.