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A study of sign adjustment in weighted signed networks

Deng, Hongzhong, Abell, Peter, Li, Ji and Wu, Jun (2012) A study of sign adjustment in weighted signed networks. Social Networks, 34 (2). pp. 253-263. ISSN 0378-8733

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Identification Number: 10.1016/j.socnet.2011.12.006


We analyse the adjustment of networks comprising of weighted positive (P) and negative (N) symmetric relations under the impact of various balancing rules. Five kinds of rules are studied: (1) a local minimal edge adjustment which is a special case of, (2) a local pressure based rule, (3) a local sign based rule, (4) a global rule and (5) rules varying on a local to global dimension. The convergence and convergent proportions of different 3-cycles and, thus the impact upon β(3) balance, under the different kinds of adjustment rule are studied both analytically and through simulation. The effects of network size (n), density (d) and the initial proportion of positive edges (α 0) upon the convergence of 3-cycles and, thus, balance and the eventual implications for the process of group formation are explored.

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Additional Information: © 2012 Elsevier B.V.
Divisions: Management
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HD Industries. Land use. Labor > HD28 Management. Industrial Management
Date Deposited: 06 Mar 2012 11:13
Last Modified: 16 May 2024 01:24

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