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CHAMPAIGN, Ill. Two
University of Illinois doctoral students will become the first recipients
of new dissertation awards bestowed by the UI Survey Research Laboratory
in memory of two longtime faculty members.
The Robert Ferber and Seymour Sudman Dissertation Awards will be given
annually to UI doctoral candidates who achieve excellence in survey
research as part of a dissertation. This year, recipients will each
receive $2,400. An awards ceremony will be Wednesday (Feb. 27) at the
Survey Research Laboratory office, 505 E. Green St., Suite 3, Champaign.
Fabio Fonti, a Ph.D. student in business administration, will receive
the Robert Ferber Dissertation Award for his thesis on understanding
organizational performance. Fontis dissertation is titled "When
One Relationship Is Not Enough: Toward A Theory of Multiplex Embeddedness."
He is originally from Riccione, Italy.
Junyong Kim, a Ph.D. student in business administration, will receive
the Seymour Sudman Dissertation Award for his thesis exploring mechanisms
that influenced consumers post-purchase satisfaction. Kims
dissertation is titled "Counterfactual Thinking: An Underlying
Mechanism of Post-Purchase Evaluation and Satisfaction." He is
originally from Seoul, South Korea.
Ferber, a professor of marketing and a research professor of economics
and of business administration at the UI from 1948 to 1981, was the
founding director of the Survey Research Laboratory in 1964. Sudman
joined the UI faculty in 1968 as a professor of business administration
and of sociology and as research professor and deputy director of the
Survey Research Laboratory. In 1985, he was named the Walter H. Stellner
Distinguished Professor of Marketing in the department of business administration.