Understanding the interactions of tourist companies could be relevant for the destination’s organisation and management. The present article employs a network analysis to examine inter-organisational interactions and the various roles that some companies assume in tourism destinations. The results reveal the existence of a network in which enterprises, identified as brokers, take on strategic roles both within and outside of their specific sub-sectors of origin. This study proposes new social network analysis indicators to identify the distinctive and prevalent position of company brokers, who manage inter-organisational relations by spontaneously assuming specific roles within the tourist destination network. Brokers facilitate cooperative and collaborative practices among companies in different tourism sub-sectors, thus increasing actors’ network cohesion across a given tourist destination.

Baggio R., I.S. (2022). Tourism Destination Brokers: a network analytic approach. ANNALS OF TOURISM RESEARCH, 97, 1-15 [10.1016/j.annals.2022.103488].

Tourism Destination Brokers: a network analytic approach

Iannolino S.
Secondo
Methodology
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Ruggieri G.
Primo
Writing – Original Draft Preparation
2022-09-30

Abstract

Understanding the interactions of tourist companies could be relevant for the destination’s organisation and management. The present article employs a network analysis to examine inter-organisational interactions and the various roles that some companies assume in tourism destinations. The results reveal the existence of a network in which enterprises, identified as brokers, take on strategic roles both within and outside of their specific sub-sectors of origin. This study proposes new social network analysis indicators to identify the distinctive and prevalent position of company brokers, who manage inter-organisational relations by spontaneously assuming specific roles within the tourist destination network. Brokers facilitate cooperative and collaborative practices among companies in different tourism sub-sectors, thus increasing actors’ network cohesion across a given tourist destination.
30-set-2022
Settore SECS-P/06 - Economia Applicata
Baggio R., I.S. (2022). Tourism Destination Brokers: a network analytic approach. ANNALS OF TOURISM RESEARCH, 97, 1-15 [10.1016/j.annals.2022.103488].
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