• 2021-02-26

    What are the challenges that organisations in the public sector face in their efforts to create public value?

    That is the question Sara Davoudi has looked into in her doctoral thesis, “What happened with the leviathan of the Public Sector? The challenges of vertical coordination in regional public organizations and its effect on public value”.

    Sara Davoudi, PhD in Business Administration, tell us about your research.
    - My research is about vertical coordination, which is best described as the communication between public sector actors and the challenges associated with that. Many different private and public actors have participated on different levels. I have examined whether their communication is adequate to create the tax-funded public value that is their raison d’être.

  • 2021-02-08

    New professor to CTF and Karlstad Business School

    We are happy to welcome Ingo Karpen, Professor of Business Administration with a focus on Business and Service Design, to CTF, Service Research Center, and Karlstad Business School at Karlstad University.

    "As a research-intensive academic focused on rigorous knowledge generation with practical relevance, I am looking forward to joining the research culture at Karlstad Business School and CTF," says Ingo Karpen.

  • 2021-01-29

    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.

  • 2021-01-18

    Course in agile project management was well received by Uddeholm

    Karlstad Business School has a good reputation when it comes to courses and research in agile project management. John Johansson has just completed a course with the steel company Uddeholm.

    - Uddeholm wanted to train a number of their research project managers in agile project management, says John Johansson, lecturer in project management at Karlstad Business School.

    Uddeholm is a world leader in the manufacturing and development of high-performance tool steel. When you develop a completely new type of steel, there is no guarantee that it will work. In order to test the properties of the new steel, you conduct many short-term projects to see if it is feasible.

  • 2020-12-17

    Alexandre Sukhov awarded the Wallander scholarship

    Researcher Alexandre Sukhov is awarded the prestigious Wallander Scholarship of SEK 1.725 000 for his doctoral dissertation "The human side of idea screening" which deals with idea evaluation and development in the front end of innovation.

    "This is fantastic news and a great honor! Thanks to the scholarship I will have full funding for the next three years to continue my research with the ambition to achieve associate professor competence," says Alexandre Sukhov, researcher at CTF, Service Research Center, and assistant professor at Karlstad Business School.

  • 2020-12-09

    Sustainability Day was held for the fifth time

    2020 has been a year where sustainability issues have been high on the global agenda. When the Sustainability Day at Karlstad Business School was held for the fifth time, Sandra Sundbäck from Paper Province and the County Governor of Värmland, Georg Andrén, among others, spoke of the challenges that we are facing.

    Martin Grimberg Löfgren, head of Karlstad Business School, held the opening speech.
    - The aim of our annual sustainability day is to focus on the sustainable development goals and how we can work to implement them. Karlstad Business School offers courses in, among other things, social sustainability and business ethics at different levels – undergraduate level, Master’s level and doctoral level. The courses are closely linked to the research conducted at Karlstad Business School and take a multidisciplinary approach.