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“Negative Ties and Signed Graphs”


at the Sunbelt XXXV Conference, June 23-28, 2015 in Brighton, UK


Researchers are now increasingly aware of the co-existence of positive and negative ties in networks and the need to study them together so as to get a more accurate portrait of the networks' contents and dynamics. We invite abstracts for presentations on all aspects of studying signed networks, including theory, methods, and applications, to one or more sessions at the upcoming Sunbelt Conference in Brighton, UK.


We encourage a wide range of submissions.  Example works includes (but are not limited to): Methods and measures pertaining to negative ties and signed graphs: understanding how threats within a network create needs for allies, and the implications for nodal power; examining where bullying emerges in schools or organizations; how perception of negative ties poses unique challenges in organizational research; and how subgroup fault lines affect intra- and inter-group conflict.


Session organizers:


Patrick Doreian, Faculty of Social Sciences, University of Ljubljana and Department of Sociology, University of Pittsburgh.

Alexandra Gerbasi, Department of Management, Technology and Strategy, Grenoble Ecole de management.

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

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

Károly Takács, MTA TK “Lendület” Research Center for Educational and Network Studies (RECENS), Budapest


Please submit your abstract by 31 March 2015 at 17:00 GMT using the following link to the conference's abstract submission system: http://insna.org/sunbelt2015


Please limit your abstract to 250 words. 


During the submission process, please place a note in the “sessions” field referring to “Negative Ties and Signed Graphs” sessions.


The session page on the conference website (http://insna.org/sunbelt2015/?page_id=447) provides additional information.


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

Office: (701) 231-8233

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