• 2017-06-19

    Anders Gustafsson receives RJ award for sabbatical

    This year, fifteen researchers will receive awards from Riksbankens Jubileumsfond, RJ, The Swedish Foundation for Humanities and Social Sciences, for full-time research up to one year. One of the recipients is Anders Gustafsson, Professor of Business Administration at CTF, Service Research Center at Karlstad University.

    – It it feels fantastic! I have collaborated with many different companies for a long time and have gained access to fantastic research data, but haven’t had time to turn the research into scientific articles. The grant will give me the opportunity to complete three articles based on this data.

  • 2017-06-19

    One moment Tobias Otterbring ...

    Doctor of Psychology at CTF, Service Research Center at Karlstad University. This spring you defended your doctoral dissertation in psychology, what will you do next?

    – At the moment I am working on getting articles from my doctoral thesis published in scientific journals, and I am also preparing to move to Denmark.

    How is the work with the articles progressing?
    – You can say it is moving along well. One of the articles is accepted for publication in one of the most highly ranked scientific journals in marketing, the Journal of Marketing Research. I have been working on the article for over five years, so it was nice to finalize it in such a great way.

  • 2017-06-14

    2017 EG Award and S-D Logic Award

    At the Naples Forum on Service June 6-9 in Sorrento Italy, Professor Bo Edvardsson was presented the 2017 Evert Gummesson Award, and CTF, Service Research Center at Karlstad university, was presented the 2017 S-D Logic Award.

    Professor Bo Edvardsson received the Evert Gummesson Award 2017 "for his long term contributions to and support of service research and education. His leadership of the Service Research Center (CTF) at Karlstad University, Sweden, has been and will be a major and global driver of the field."

    The S-D Logic Award was established by Robert Lusch and Stephen Vargo to recognize the contributions of individuals that have worked to advance the theory and practice of S-D Logic.

  • 2017-06-13

    CTFblog: Do we all work with service innovation? 

    In media and in communication from the government innovation is brought forward to save our Swedish businesses through increased revenues and lowered cost. In addition, it will help us to get more jobs and a brighter future. Innovation has in recent years become such a buzzword, it seems like everyone is an expert in innovation and that all firms are innovative. So, what does this then mean in practice - let us see both sides of the coin.

  • 2017-06-05

    Ambassador visit at Karlstad University

    Last week, fifty ambassadors came to visit Värmland with the purpose to get to know the county, visit local enterprises and make new contacts. The first stop during the visit was at Karlstad University where the university’s two excellent research environments, CTF, Service Research Center and Computer Science presented their research.

    The ambassadors visit one county in Sweden every year, and this year the trip went to Värmland. The Ministry of Foreign Affairs stands behind the trip in cooperation with the County Administrative Board of Värmland. The group was able to experience the culture of Värmland, be inspired by the business community, and take part in the international research conducted here.

  • 2017-06-02

    New Chairman of CTF, Service Research Center at Karlstad University

    Malin Thorsén, CEO and founder of Bright Planet AB, has been appointed as the new Chairman of the Executive Board at CTF, Service Research Center at Karlstad University.

    In addition to the Chairman, the board has the following external members: Hans Karlsson, SKL, Peter Rovér, Effect Management, Christina Öberg, Örebro Univesity, Jonas Matthing, RISE, Anders Tufvesson, Ninetech, Sofi W. Elfving, Ericsson, Vilhlem Jensen, Nordea, Kathrine Löfberg, Löfbergs and Michael af Kleen, Differ.