Dynamics of information generation and transmissions through a social network in non-recurrent transport behaviour

Takamasa Iryo, Kazuma Yamabe, Yasuo Asakura

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Abstract

Travellers attempting to make a non-recurrent trip cannot rely on their own experiences and, consequently, must rely on information generated by others. In such situations, travellers' choices are subject to information transmissions through a social network; if this does not work well, they fail to make efficient choices owing to lack of information. This study proposes a model that describes the dynamics of information generation and transmissions and conducts an analysis to investigate the conditions that allow travellers to make efficient choices. It is shown that suppressing rapid diffusions of information and encouraging intentional searching for information can help travellers to make efficient choices.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)169-188
Number of pages20
JournalProcedia - Social and Behavioral Sciences
Volume17
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2011

Keywords

  • Evacuation
  • Information transmission
  • Non-recurrent trip
  • Sightseeing trip
  • Social network

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Social Sciences(all)
  • Psychology(all)

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