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Call for papers for a session on


"Negative Ties and Signed Graphs"


at the Sunbelt XXXIV Conference, February 18-23, 2014 in St Pete Beach,
Florida, USA 


Session organizers: 


Patrick Doreian, Department of Sociology, University of Pittsburgh

Adam Jonas, LINKS Network Analysis Center, University of Kentucky

Giuseppe (Joe) Labianca, LINKS Network Analysis Center, University of

Joshua Marineau, Department of Management & Marketing, North Dakota State



Researchers are increasingly aware of the co-existence of positive and
negative ties in networks and the need to study them together to get a more
accurate portrait of the networks' contents and dynamics. We invite
abstracts for presentations on all aspects of these signed networks,
including theory, methods, and applications, to a session at the upcoming
Sunbelt Conference in St Pete Beach, FL, USA.


Example work includes (but is not limited to): Understanding how threats in
a network create the need for allies, and the implications for nodal power;
examining where bullying emerges in schools or organizations; how perception
of negative ties influence individual outcomes; and how subgroup faultlines
affect intra- and inter-group conflict. We encourage a wide range of


Please submit your abstract by November 30 at 5:00 EST using the following
link to the conference's abstract submission system:


Please limit your abstract to 250 words. 

During the submission process, please place a note in the "additional notes"
field referring to "Negative Ties and Signed Graphs" session. 


The conference website ( provides additional
information on Sunbelt XXXIV conference.


We look forward to your submissions.


Joshua E. Marineau, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor of Management

Dept. Management & Marketing

College of Business

North Dakota State University



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