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Identifying Opinion Leaders in Virtual Travel Community based on Social Network Analysis

L Yang

International Conference on Human-Computer Interaction, Orlando, Florida, United States, 26-31 July 2019 | SpringerLink | Published : 2019

Abstract

With the thriving development of internet industry and continuous increase of consumer demand in outbound tourism in China, opinion leaders in virtual community have significant effects on consumers’ decision making process. Hence, identifying the opinion leader in virtual travel community (VTC) is significantly important for virtual community of outbound tourism. This study proposes the opinion leader recognition model based on social network analysis (SNA), and identifies leader value presented by construal influence, content influence, and activity to measure and evaluate the effect of opinion leader on consumers’ cognition. Based on the empirical data, this study examines the soundness o..

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