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The Web of Connections between Tourism Companies in Elba: Structure and Dynamics

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dc.contributor.author da Fontoura Costa, Luciano en_US
dc.contributor.author Baggio, Rodolfo en_US
dc.date.accessioned 2009-07-31T15:11:49Z
dc.date.available 2009-07-31T15:11:49Z
dc.date.issued 2008 en_US
dc.date.submitted 2008-03-18 en_US
dc.date.submitted 2008-03-18 en_US
dc.identifier.uri https://hdl.handle.net/10535/4024
dc.description.abstract "Tourism destination networks are amongst the most complex dynamical systems, involving a myriad of human-made and natural resources. In this work we report a complex network-based systematic analysis of the Elba (Italy) tourism destination network, including the characterization of its structure in terms of a set of several traditional measurements, the investigation of its modularity, as well as its comprehensive study in terms of the recently reported superedges approach. In particular, structural (the number of paths of distinct lengths between pairs of nodes, as well as the number of reachable companies) and dynamical features (transition probabilities and the inward/outward activations and accessibilities) are measured and analyzed, leading to a series of important findings related to the interactions between tourism companies. Among the several reported results, it is shown that the type and size of the companies influence strongly their respective activations and accessibilities, while their geographical position does not seem to matter. It is also shown that the Elba tourism network is largely fragmented and heterogeneous, so that it could benefit from increased integration." en_US
dc.subject complexity en_US
dc.subject networks en_US
dc.subject tourism en_US
dc.subject structure en_US
dc.title The Web of Connections between Tourism Companies in Elba: Structure and Dynamics en_US
dc.type Working Paper en_US
dc.coverage.region Europe en_US
dc.coverage.country Italy en_US
dc.subject.sector Social Organization en_US
dc.subject.sector New Commons en_US

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