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Network science and socio-economic systems: A review focused on a tourism destination

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  • Rodolfo Baggio
  • Noel Scott
  • Chris Cooper

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The study of network representations of physical, biological, and social phenomena has developed rapidly in recent years. This paper presents a review of important results and methods of the science of networks with an application to the field of socio-economic systems. The basic definitions and computational techniques are described and the effects of a networks topology on its dynamic properties are examined and illustrated using a tourism destination as a case study (Elba, Italy). A static structural characterization of the network formed by destination stakeholders is followed by a dynamic analysis of the information diffusion process. The outcomes and the implications of this analysis for improving destination management are discussed.

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Paper provided by "Carlo F. Dondena" Centre for Research on Social Dynamics (DONDENA), Università Commerciale Luigi Bocconi in its series Working Papers with number 007.

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Length: 37 pages
Date of creation: Oct 2008
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Handle: RePEc:don:donwpa:007

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Keywords: complex systems; network science; tourism destination; destination management;

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