Social Network Analysis and Qualitative Interviews for Assessing Geographic Characteristics of Tourism Business Networks
The Longyearbyen tourism business collaboration network displayed in two ways: a) Force-directed layout where nodes that are more connected to one another cluster together in space, and b) geo-located within the town of Longyearbyen. This network segments into five distinct collaboration clusters that appear to be independent of geographic distance. Modularity value is 0.29. Nodes are sized by Cluster Centrality. See Fig 1 for more details about cluster detection and node sizing.