Network science: A review focused on tourism

Baggio, Rodolf, Scott, Noel and Cooper, Chris (2010) Network science: A review focused on tourism. Annals of Tourism Research, 37 3: 802-827. doi:10.1016/j.annals.2010.02.008

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Author Baggio, Rodolf
Scott, Noel
Cooper, Chris
Title Network science: A review focused on tourism
Journal name Annals of Tourism Research   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 0160-7383
Publication date 2010-07
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.1016/j.annals.2010.02.008
Volume 37
Issue 3
Start page 802
End page 827
Total pages 26
Editor Stephen L.J. Smith
Place of publication Menomorie, Wis, U.S.
Publisher Elsevier
Collection year 2011
Language eng
Subject 1506 Tourism
Abstract This paper presents a review of the methods of the science of networks with an application to the field of tourism studies. The basic definitions and computational techniques are described and a case study (Elba, Italy) used to illustrate the effect of network typology on information diffusion. A static structural characterization of the network formed by destination stakeholders is derived from stakeholder interviews and website link analysis. This is followed by a dynamic analysis of the information diffusion process within the case destination demonstrating that stakeholder cohesion and adaptive capacity have a positive effect on information diffusion. The outcomes and the implications of this analysis for improving destination management are discussed. © 2010 Elsevier Ltd.
Keyword Complex systems
Network science
Destination management
2 Distinct Domains
Complex networks
Social networks
Knowledge Characteristics
Scientific Disciplines
Modern Physics
Q-Index Code C1
Q-Index Status Confirmed Code
Institutional Status UQ
Additional Notes Received 26 October 2008; revised 22 February 2009; accepted 24 February 2010. Submitted 20 August 2008. Final version 22 February 2009. Accepted 24 February 2010. Refereed anonymously. Coordinating Editor: Stephen LJ Smith. Available online 30 March 2010.

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