• 2019-05-13

    Roleplay prepares for professional practice

    Having the opportunity to practise arguing a case in a complex tax dispute and doing it in the premises of the Administrative Court is worth a great deal for the future professional role. Towards the end of their master's programme in tax law, students at Karlstad University Business School have the opportunity to argue a case and answer questions before a judge in the Administrative Court.

    The Master Programme in Tax Law (one year) is designed for Bachelors in business, economics, law or jurisprudence who are interested in working as tax consultants in authorities, companies, consultancies or other organisations. The programme comprises a specialisation in Swedish corporate taxation, international tax law and tax procedures.

  • 2019-04-24

    Research symposium on Marketing Ethics and Corporate Social Responsibility

    Researchers from Europe and North America met at Karlstad University to discuss the broader perspective of Marketing ethics and CSR with a focus on the role of positive and normative marketing ethics, and the change in business ethics due to Artificial Intelligence (AI) and Blockchain Technology at “The 7th Pat Murphy International Symposium on Marketing Ethics and Corporate Social Responsibility”.

    More than 25 researchers from several countries in Europe and North America attended this year’s symposium which was arranged by CTF and Karlstad Business School on April 7-9.

  • 2019-04-08

    MIT Spring Conference at Karlstad University

    On March 27-29, the Swedish research school of Management and IT (MIT) held the 2019 Spring Conference at Karlstad University, hosted by CTF, Service Research Center and Karlstad Business School. One hundred PhD students, supervisors, alumni, and the management group gathered at the conference to take part of seminars and doctoral presentations, and to network.

    "This was the second time Karlstad University arranged MIT’s Spring Conference, and the first time for me as the organiser, says Peter Magnusson, Professor of Business Administration. It was a good mix of doctoral students and senior researchers, which made for good discussions and reflections.

  • 2019-03-20

    Network meeting and course in co-production of knowledge: On digitization, value and business processes

    Network meeting, guest lecture, part of course – and what's more, co-production of knowledge. When process orientation in practice was on the agenda, around 50 participants from different companies, organisations and Business School IT students attended the meeting.

    On 8 March, students and professionals spent the whole morning focusing on process orientation, digitization and how best to create value. The event was a network meeting for process orientation in practice (PoP) and Swedish Association for Quality in the Värmland, Dalsland, and Örebro regions, as well as part of the course Business Development with a Process and Multi-Party Perspective for students in IT design, IT, project management and business systems. The aim was to acquire knowledge, be inspired and not least to produce knowledge together.

  • 2019-03-20

    Research on crisis preparedness will receive new EU funding

    A new project on needs-driven research and development of methods and tools for IT-supported crisis management training was recently granted 4.8 million Swedish krona from the EU’s regional development fund Interreg. The project CriseIT 2 is a collaboration between 12 partners in Sweden and Norway.

    As the name suggest, CriseIT 2 builds upon the previous project CriseIT – Preparing for Future Crisis Management, which was finalized at the end of 2018.

  • 2019-03-13

    Swedish Innovation Index shows that Ikea is Sweden’s most innovative company

    Ikea is the most innovative company on the Swedish market followed by MTR Express and Netflix in second and third place. This is according to the Swedish Innovation Index, a new index which focuses on innovation from the customers’ perspective, developed by researchers at CTF, Service Research Center at Karlstad University, Sweden.

    There are different types of innovation and different ways to measure innovation. For companies, organisations, decision makers and politicians, innovation contributes with generating growth, increased competitiveness and developing welfare.

    "From a customer point of view, innovation is a value-creating experience supported by a product or a service. This is what our index measures", say Per Kristensson, Professor and Director at CTF, Service Research Center at Karlstad University.