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  • 2021-09-21

    CTF blog: My CTF story - Margareta Friman

    Margareta Friman is a professor of psychology and pro-vice chancellor at Karlstad University and has been part of CTF since the mid-90s. Here, she reflects and share some memories from her time at CTF.

    It all started when Professor Patrik Larsson, former CTF director and current dean of Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences, gave me the opportunity to try out the life as a researcher. I got taste for it and applied for the PhD program at the University of Gothenburg, and in 2000, I presented my PhD thesis. The focus of my thesis was a mix of transport, psychology and service research. This laid the foundation for CTF's transport research and my continued research career.

  • 2021-09-15

    The PRME report for 2019-2020 is finished

    Karlstad Business School has compiled the report ”Sharing information on our progress 2019 - 2020” as a part of the work within PRME.

    PRME (Principles for Responsible Management Education) is a tool that makes it possible to fulfil Karlstad Business School’s vision, as well as a way to coordinate the ambition in relation to the goals.

  • 2021-08-27

    CTF blog: The CTF story – 35 years in the footsteps of service research at Karlstad University

    Bo Edvardsson, professor in Business Administration and founder of CTF, share some stories and reflects on CTF's 35 years of service research at Karlstad University.

    It is almost inconceivable that it is 35 years since CTF started. Time goes really fast when you have a fun and a meaningful job. I am pleased to see that CTF today is in very good shape with a well-established culture, committed researchers and extensive collaboration with researchers, companies and other organizations regionally, nationally and internationally. And, perhaps most importantly, have the support and a management that takes the development further to the next level.

  • 2021-08-20

    The concept "fika" and "hygge" in focus for a new study

    Mia Larson, professor of business administration at CTF and Karlstad Business School at Karlstad University, is one of the authors behind a newly published article where she, together with other researchers, have studied the use of the cultural concepts of “fika” and “hygge” in destination marketing.

    "The concept of fika has existed in Sweden for about 100 years. It is used by Swedes as a common expression for drinking coffee accompanied by something sweet. But it also has a deeper meaning – to take a pleasant break in a social setting. When you are having fika you also have "hygge", “hygge sig” as the Danish people say. "Hygge" is a concept that the Danes use in many different contexts and is considered to go deep into the Danish soul," says Mia Larson.

  • 2021-08-20

    Henrik Johansson Rehn, new PhD student in psychology

    We are happy to welcome Henrik Rehn Johansson, new PhD student in psychology at CTF. His research will focus on motivational factors for everyday travel.

    Hello Henrik, can you tell us about your background?
    -  I have studied at Umeå University where I earned a Master of Science in Psychology with a specialization in sports. I have worked as a licensed psychologist at Region Värmland.
     
    What made you apply for the position as a PhD student at CTF and Karlstad University?

  • 2021-08-17

    Meet Karin Ahlin - new postdoctoral researcher at CTF and Karlstad Business School

    Karin Ahlin is a senior lecturer in information systems and a new postdoctoral researcher at CTF and Karlstad Business School. Over the next two years, she will investigate how health data can be used to create better health for individuals and more efficient processes in health care.

    Hello Karin! Can you tell us about your background?

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