Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/10397/76121
Title: Temporal analysis of tourism research collaboration network
Authors: Fan, W 
Li, G
Law, R 
Keywords: Research collaboration
Network analysis
Centrality measure
Betweenness
Issue Date: 2017
Publisher: SAGE Publications
Source: Journal of hospitality and tourism research, 2017, v. 41, no. 6, p. 643-672 How to cite?
Journal: Journal of hospitality and tourism research 
Abstract: Network analysis is an effective tool for the study of collaboration relationships among researchers. Collaboration networks constructed from previous studies, and their changes over time have been studied. However, the impact of individual researchers in collaboration networks has not been investigated systematically. We introduce a new method of measuring the contribution of researchers to the connectivity of collaboration networks and evaluate the importance of researchers by considering both contribution and productivity. Betweenness centrality is found to be better than degree centrality in terms of reflecting the changes of importance of researchers. Accordingly, a method is further proposed to identify key researchers at certain periods. The performance of the identified researchers demonstrates the effectiveness of the proposed method.
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/10397/76121
ISSN: 1096-3480
EISSN: 1557-7554
DOI: 10.1177/1096348016640587
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