• 2017-12-14

    Sustainability in focus

    One time is no time and two times is a habit. If the phrase is right, that means that Sustainability Day at the Business School is from now one a tradition. For the second year in a row sustainability issues where put in focus under the headline “Solving Global Challenges in Practice”.

    Lars Sandberg, innovation manager at BillerudKorsnäs, talked about the company's work for increased sustainability and consideration to the environment when it comes to food packaging. It was a theme that researcher Helén Williams also spoke about. She is a lecturer in environment and energy system, researcher at CTF and a leading expert in the field of food packaging. She has, among other things, examined the connection between the shape of packaging and the large food waste. Almost half of all produced food in the world is thrown away.

  • 2017-12-14

    Karlstad Business School heads toward accreditation

    Karlstad Business School has been given greenlight to proceed in the process for an accreditation by the Accreditation Committee at the AACSB. The work now continues towards building a robust and sustainable quality control system as a support for a continuous development of the school.

    Just over two years ago, AACSB granted the Business School's request to start a process towards accreditation. It was the start of a quality development work for the entire department. The Business School sent in the first analysis during the summer and it was an extensive self-evaluation according to 15 standards. During this autumn, the Business School was given the positive reply that it has been approved to go ahead in the process.

  • 2017-11-14

    Student work on development of digital matching service

    During the autumn four groups of students on the course Service Management and IT have worked with interviewing different target groups and suggesting improvements of a prototype to a digital matching service, which Compare has produced.

    The purpose is to support companies to get started with investments on digitalizing and to get more innovative small and medium companies through digital innovation. The pilot study “A digitalized Värmland”, that took place during 2016, showed that the region’s small and medium companies are characterized by a low innovation and digitalized scale in several industries. The pilot study developed a prototype to a digital matching service that the students on the course “Service Management and IT” have taken a closer look at.

  • 2017-11-09

    Examination with inspiration from research.

    As on a poster on a science conference. This is part of the examination task for the students on the course Advanced service management at the Karlstad Business school – and a way to use research methods in teaching.

    It was the second year that the students got to work with content and modeling of posters, which were then exhibited in the Business school building, house 11. Techers, PhD students, and fellow students could all mingle and take part in the presentations together with the students of the course.

    -At first it was a bit difficult, but very fun. It was also fun to take part in others work because you learned a lot from that, says Mikeala Stalén

  • 2017-09-29

    New course - Idea Management

    In the beginning of 2017, Karlstad University embarked on a project that aims to develop and offer cutting-edge international web-based courses at master’s level developed for professionals working with or having an interest in service, customer experiences and business development. AT, CTF, Service Research Center at Karlstad University, the course Idea Management has been developed.

    The course Idea Management will give you a review of idea management practices, and teaches you how to manage the generation, refinement, and assessment of ideas for both product and service innovations.

  • 2017-09-27

    Anders Gustafsson President of AMA Academic Council

    Anders Gustafsson, Professor of Business Administration at CTF, Service Research Center at Karlstad University, is the first European to be awarded the prestigious assignment as President of AMA Academic Council.

    Anders Gustafsson has been appointed President-Elect Designate of the AMA Academic Council. In this role, he is a member of the council's Executive Committee and is in line to serve as the first council president from outside of North America.

    – It feels amazing, fun and honorable. The assignment is divided into four years and four positions, all to ensure a consistent knowledge transfer. The first year is President-Elect Designate, where I am now. Next year I will be President-Elect, by 2020 President, and the final year as Immediate Past President, says Anders Gustafsson.