• 2018-12-20

    The packaging determines if consumers recycle Christmas correctly

    Should the plastic lid on the milk carton packaging be left or torn off before sorting? And what about the plastic packaging around meat products, should you rinse out the food residues before sorting? At Christmas time the amount of household waste increases, and recycling is often experienced as messy, time consuming and complicated. These are the findings from a new study conducted by researchers at CTF, Service Research Center at Karlstad University.

    The researchers have investigated how the packaging design affects sorting. They found that the decision between throwing out or recycling was surprisingly complex. When it comes to taking care of the packaging, time plays a big role.

  • 2018-12-19

    Kaisa Koskela-Huotari receives the Wallander Scholarship

    On December 3, Jan Wallander and Tom Hedelius Foundation, and the Tore Browaldh's Foundation announced 20 new recipients of the Wallander Scholarship for outstanding doctoral dissertations. One of the recipients is PhD Kaisa Koskela-Huotari at CTF, Service Research Center at Karlstad University.

    Congratulations to the Wallander Scholarship!
    "Thank you! I am extremely happy and honored to be awarded the prestigious Wallander Scholarship. This scholarship is a real dream come true for me as it will allow me to focus on my research full-time for the next three years and strengthen collaboration with my international research network", says Kaisa Koskela-Huotari and continues:

  • 2018-12-06

    Final report on the quality of programmes leading to degrees in business administration, economics, statistics and the Master of Science in Business and Economics

    The Treklöver quality assessment report has been finalised on programmes leading to degrees in business administration, economics, statistics and the Master of Science in Business and Economics. The report highlights good examples, but also issues that should be addressed.

    During 2018, programmes leading to higher education diplomas, bachelor degrees, one- and two-year master degrees as well as the Master of Science in Business and Economics were assessed by a group of teachers, students and external representatives. The assessment group has read the self-evaluations of the programmes, reviewed degree projects and visited in person or via Skype. Karlstad University, Linnaeus University and Mid Sweden University together developed a model for assuring the quality of programmes.

  • 2018-11-29

    Tony Edman is Teacher of the Year 2018

    Each year, the business and economics students at Karlstad Business School, award a particularly skilled teacher the Teacher of the Year Award. This year's award goes to Tony Edman of Business Administration. This was announced at the Key Job Fair fest banquet on Wednesday the 28th of November.

    Karlekon, the student association for business administration and economics, give the award Theacher of The Year to an engaged, skillful and dedicated teacher every year. This year it was Tony Edman of Business Administration who was awarded. The students' motivation is as follows:

  • 2018-11-26

    e-Services Course combines Business Administration and Information Systems Use

    Two years ago, the course “Service Management and IT: Electronic Business” was made available in English. Today, it appeals to both Swedish-speaking and International students. The connections made to the latest research in service management and information systems use, in combination with working on cutting-edge cases from organisations, makes the course an attractive choice for students in Information Systems and Business Administration.

    The course is part of the programme “IT-design: Enterprise Systems and Business Administration” at Karlstad Business School, and is also available as a freestanding course.

  • 2018-11-05

    New doctoral dissertation on working citizens and customer oriented bureaucracies

    Health insurance is one of the foundations of Swedish welfare, and a security for citizens that are unable to work due sick leave. Today, citizens on sick leave have to work and be active in their contact with administrative officers at the Social Insurance Agency, in what is named bureaucratic co-creation, to get their case processed and to receive health insurance benefits. These are the findings in Johan Kaluza’s doctoral dissertation “The workload of citizens on sick leave: Working citizens encounter a customer-oriented bureaucracy”.

    The dissertation is based on a study of Sweden’s Social Insurance Agency. Theoretically, it takes its departure in the literature on working consumers and customer-oriented bureaucracies. The following paradox constitutes the basis of this dissertation: in order to qualify for health insurance, the citizen’s ability to work must be limited while it is presupposes that his/her can work within the system, in order to gain access to it.