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On Thu, Sep 24, 2015 at 12:09 PM, Kamal Badar <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
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Dear All,

Literature on work place gossip talks about network ties and their relation to positive/negative work place gossip (e.g. Ellwardt, Steglich & Wittek, 2012; Ellwardt, Labianca & Witteka, 2012 ; Grosser, Lopez-Kidwell & Labianca, 2010). Mostly studies consider the association of multiplex network ties of positive valance (e.g. friendship-instrumental ties) with positive/negative gossip or ties solely of positive valance and their association with positive/negative gossip. 

The literature is surprisingly silent when it comes to negative ties (e.g. dislike) and ambivalent multiplex ties (e.g. friendship-hindrance) and their relation to positive/negative gossip. Even recommendations for future research in many research studies is silent.  

What might be the reason? Or is there actually some research available? Is is REALLY an avenue to explore or am I thinking in the wrong direction?

Regards              

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Dr. Kamal Badar
Assistant Professor (TTS)
HEC Approved Ph.D. Supervisor
Institute of Management Sciences
University of Balochistan
Quetta, Pakistan. 

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