• 2021-01-27

    Welcome Pritam Padhi - new PhD student

    We are happy to welcome yet another PhD student to CTF and Karlstad Business School. Pritam Padhi is a new PhD student in Business Administration, and will study innovation management, service performance and service offerings within organizations.

    Pritam Padhi has a Master’s degree in Management and Economics of Innovation from Chalmers University of Technology, and a Bachelor’s degree in Mechanical Engineering from Kalinga Institute of Industrial Technology in India. He also worked for Tata Consultancy Services in India during a three year period.

  • 2021-01-20

    Research for a better school environment with the help of IoT

    Over the next two years, researchers at CTF, Service Research Center at Karlstad University, will investigate how the Internet of Things, IoT, can be used in creating a better school environment and improving student health. The project will be carried out together with a number of actors and is based on a secondary school in Arvika municipality, Sweden.

    The focus of the project is to find out how IoT can measure children’s and young people’s health at school. Today, these measurements are done by interviews and surveys.

    "We will try to match the technical possibilities of IoT together with the student health service’s needs, and at the same time monitor integrity issues. Our goal is to map out what data the future system can deliver, and how this could help student health services to create value and well-being for the students," says project manager Erik Wästlund, Associate Professor of Psychology.

  • 2021-01-19

    CTF blog: Time to get climate-smart?

    Is it possible to be climate-smart, save money and feel better? Actually, yes! Here are a few tips on what to think about, and some steps that are worth trying out at the dawn of the new year.

    Climate-smart, do this mean that I have to give up everything that is fun? I enjoy my steak and spending my vacation in the sun, and the car is very handy to manage everyday logistics. Sometimes it may sound like we have to become vegan, sell the car and cancel all air travel to qualify and to join the group who takes responsibility for the environment and future generations.

  • 2021-01-15

    Hello there Jana Huck, PhD student in Business Administration…

    ... you are conducting research on idea management and innovation processes - how ideas are refined and further developed at an early stage in the innovation process. Why is this interesting?

    "Innovation is important for a sustainable societal development. Innovation begins with ideas that must be developed in order to be realized. That is why I chose to focus on ideas. During the current pandemic, many companies and organizations are forced to make major changes in a very short time. There is no lack of creativity or good ideas, but it is important to have the right tools to be able to capture, refine and realize these ideas. It is a long journey from idea to realization.

  • 2021-01-11

    Welcome Janna Dervisic – new PhD student

    Janna Dervisic is a new PhD student in business administration at Karlstad Business School. She is placed at CTF, Service Research Center, and part of the Swedish Research School of Management and Information Technology, MIT. Her research will focus on innovation, services and digital technology.

    Janna Dervisic has a Master's degree in industrial engineering and management from Karlstad University, and has been working in the construction industry the past year. Now, she is looking forward to developing and broadening her skills with a special focus on the connection between innovation, services and digital technology.

  • 2020-12-17

    Christmas greeting from CTF's director

    The Christmas and New Year Holidays are approaching and we have a successful, but also challenging year behind us. Now, we look forward to a new eventful and hopefully less pandemic-affected year.

    We had a great start in 2020 with a Phd defence in business administration, we welcomed several new doctoral students and senior lecturers, and started several new research initiatives. No one knew what was waiting around the corner in the form of a pandemic and new experiences of working at home, spread of infection, and how to conduct meetings, research and teaching remotely.


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