• 2021-10-19

    Three new distance courses for professionals

    In November, three new distance courses with focus on business models, servitization and value creation through service will start. They are developed for professionals and are given by CTF, Service Research Center at Karlstad University.

    The five credit courses are developed to suit professionals where work and studies can be combined. They will run part-time for a period of 10-12 weeks with lectures and seminars held via Zoom.

    The course participants will take part of theoretical and practical knowledge. They will analyze and discuss key concepts, models and case studies as well as experiences and challenges that are linked to their own workplaces. 

  • 2021-10-19

    New book chapter on challenges in implementing digital assistive technology in municipal healthcare

    Linda Bergkvist and Charlotte Bäccman at CTF, Service Research Center at Karlstad University, have studied clients, healthcare personnel, IT personnel and healthcare managers in Swedish and Norwegian municipalities in order to create a better understanding of challenges in implementing digital assistive technology.

    The study is published in the anthology "Management and Information Technology after Digital Transformation" and shows a complexity where different actors have different knowledge, expectations and ideas about the technology.

  • 2021-09-22

    New book about the interaction between sustainability, innovation and transformation

    Three researchers connected to Karlstad Business School and Service Research Centre (CTF) at Karlstad University have, as a part of the work within PRME, written a new book - Business Transformation for a Sustainable Future.

    Principles for Responsible Management Education (PRME) is a part of the UN Global Compact initiative, and it is a systematic way of working towards improvement, change and learning, as well as collaboration and communication with society.

  • 2021-09-22

    Christina Öberg receives Best Paper Award

    Christina Öberg's research on managers’ (in)ability to handle an uncertain future was recently awarded with "Best paper award" within organizational neuroscience at the Academy of Management Annual Meeting.

    The award-winning paper "Managers, Minds and Machines in the Age of Artificial Intelligence" is based on a study of managers’ (in)ability to handle an uncertain future. 

    "The paper examines how managers tend to navigate companies based on a view of the future as a continuation of the past, and how companies’ connections with other actors strengthen this view. It conceptualizes how an active focus on the future as distinct from the past helps managers to free themselves from this mindset and does so by using artificial intelligence," says Christina Öberg.

  • 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.


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