So the analysis of negative ties in social networks is a growing field of study in academic circles and by social network theorists as well as agent-based modelers. Negative ties are basically a network relationship based on some negative or dislike or opposition attitude toward another actor in a network environment. Negative tie analysis is not clearly understood in the literature, and treatment of negative ties both structurally and mathematically is an area of early development in social network methodology and analysis.
But the space is going to become more important. Understanding group behavior under negative tie conditions is an increasingly important [...]