Simuation papers are more than welcome!
Call for papers for a session on
“Negative Ties and Signed Graphs”
at the Sunbelt XXXVI Conference, April 5-10, 2016 in Newport Beach, CA
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
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 Newport Beach.
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.
Please submit your abstract (not exceeding 500 words) between November 16th 2015 and January 4th 2016, using the conference's abstract submission system, found here:
When submitting your abstract, select the Organized Session title "Signed Networks & Negative Ties" from the list of session titles.
The conference website (http://www.sunbelt2016.org) provides additional information on Sunbelt XXXVI conference.
We look forward to your submissions!