• 2022-06-22

    Summer greetings from the Director

    What a boost! Rarely has it been so much fun to meet people again, as in March when the corona restrictions finally lifted. We had a planning conference in Sunne, and the energy when we could finally interact in the same physical space again, was almost palpable.

  • 2022-06-22

    Hello there, Fredrik Wikström...

    ...Professor of Energy and Environmental Technology. Your research on packaging and food waste is currently gaining much international attention. What is this research about?

    – Yes, that’s correct! My colleague Helén Williams and I have written an article based on our research on packaging and food waste. We wrote it on behalf of an Australian organisation, 360info. They promote research related to sustainable development and that addresses the sustainable development goals of Agenda 2030. In our case it is goal 12.3, which focuses on reduced food waste. They asked us, since our research on the impact of packaging on household food waste is unique.

  • 2022-06-21

    Meet Klas Hedvall, new researcher at CTF

    Hello Klas and welcome to CTF and Karlstad University! Can you tell us about your background and your research?

    – Thank you! I have a PhD from Technology Management and Economics at Chalmers University of Technology. For several years, I have also had various positions within the automotive industry as well as the space industry. In recent years I have worked at Volvo, with research and development work connected to products and services for the aftermarket. It was during this period I received my Degree of Doctor. In my research, I have studied how companies embedded into business networks can collaborate to create value-adding solutions and services.

  • 2022-06-20

    Unique Overview of Service Management

    Bo Edvardsson, professor at Karlstad Business Service Research Center (CTF), and Bård Tronvoll, professor at CTF and Inland Norway University of Applied Sciences, are the editors for the newly published Palgrave Handbook of Service Management.

    - The book provides a unique and current overview of service management research, says Bo Edvardsson. It’s a complement to books in fields such as healthcare, tourism and leisure.

    The Palgrave Handbook of Service Management covers six broad themes.

  • 2022-06-16

    Johan Netz is the new head of department for Karlstad Business School

    Johan Netz is senior lecturer in Business Administration and an active researcher and teacher. On 1 July, he will take over as head of department at Karlstad Business School.

    – It will be an exciting, fun and interesting challenge,  says Johan Netz. Karlstad Business School is a good organisation full of expertise and opportunities.

    Johan Netz is currently the programme director for the Industrial Engineering and Management programme at Karlstad Business School. He is also tied to Service Research Center (CTF), where he conducts research on how servification and digital transformation affect customer experiences and business models in the manufacturing industry.

  • 2022-06-10

    Anecdotal accounts taking on a life of their own #swedengate

    Why are discussions of whether you had to wait alone in your friends’ room while they ate dinner with their families, pushing away discussions about more important issues in the internet? Charlotte Bäccman, senior lecturer in Psychology, explains.

    A war is being fought in Ukraine, Sweden are approximately 100 days away from an election, climate change is an enormous challenge and the energy prices are skyrocketing. Why are discussions about dinner traditions in Sweden taking up so much space in our feeds?