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 2010-07-01
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.1016/j.annals.2010.02.008
Open Access Status Not Open Access
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
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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