Network science. A review focused on tourism

Rodolfo Baggio, Noel Scott, Chris Cooper

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

161 Citations (Scopus)

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.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)802-827
Number of pages26
JournalAnnals of Tourism Research
Volume37
Issue number3
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jul 2010
Externally publishedYes

Fingerprint

stakeholder
tourism
Tourism
science
dynamic analysis
typology
group cohesion
cohesion
website
Italy
interview
management
Stakeholders
Information diffusion
analysis
effect
Destination
method
Web sites
Cohesion

Keywords

  • Cohesion
  • Complex systems
  • Destination management
  • Network science

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Development
  • Tourism, Leisure and Hospitality Management

Cite this

Network science. A review focused on tourism. / Baggio, Rodolfo; Scott, Noel; Cooper, Chris.

In: Annals of Tourism Research, Vol. 37, No. 3, 01.07.2010, p. 802-827.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Baggio, Rodolfo ; Scott, Noel ; Cooper, Chris. / Network science. A review focused on tourism. In: Annals of Tourism Research. 2010 ; Vol. 37, No. 3. pp. 802-827.
@article{69696f5942384599955fedb9a88382be,
title = "Network science. A review focused on 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.",
keywords = "Cohesion, Complex systems, Destination management, Network science",
author = "Rodolfo Baggio and Noel Scott and Chris Cooper",
year = "2010",
month = "7",
day = "1",
doi = "10.1016/j.annals.2010.02.008",
language = "English",
volume = "37",
pages = "802--827",
journal = "Annals of Tourism Research",
issn = "0160-7383",
publisher = "Elsevier Limited",
number = "3",

}

TY - JOUR

T1 - Network science. A review focused on tourism

AU - Baggio, Rodolfo

AU - Scott, Noel

AU - Cooper, Chris

PY - 2010/7/1

Y1 - 2010/7/1

N2 - 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.

AB - 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.

KW - Cohesion

KW - Complex systems

KW - Destination management

KW - Network science

UR - http://www.scopus.com/inward/record.url?scp=77952886261&partnerID=8YFLogxK

UR - http://www.scopus.com/inward/citedby.url?scp=77952886261&partnerID=8YFLogxK

U2 - 10.1016/j.annals.2010.02.008

DO - 10.1016/j.annals.2010.02.008

M3 - Article

AN - SCOPUS:77952886261

VL - 37

SP - 802

EP - 827

JO - Annals of Tourism Research

JF - Annals of Tourism Research

SN - 0160-7383

IS - 3

ER -