Karlstad Business School reflects upon 20222022-12-13
After a year of many and rapid changes, we would like to wish all of our students and staff a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year with a summary of an eventful 2022.
- It has been fantastic fun to follow our Business School in 2022 - it is clear who we are, what we want and what we have achieved, says Marie-Therese Christiansson acting Head of Karlstad Business School. Now we want to wish the school’s students and staff a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year - see you again in 2023.
The following is a selection from all of the fine work carried out at Karlstad Business School during 2022.
The first cohort of lawyers graduated from Karlstad Business School
Per-Ola Wiklander, lecturer in public law and programme leader at the Business School, is very satisfied with how the law programme has developed. The students find work immediately.
Interest in loyalty and conflict results in book about loyalty conflicts
They come in three categories – easy, hard and impossible. A collaboration between working life science and sociology has resulted in a book for students.
Growing need for digital crisis exercises
The collaboration within the "CrisisIT 2 - Implementing Future Crisis Management" project between Karlstad University and Inland Norway University of Applied Sciences played an important role in the knowledge development and the exchange of experience regarding digitization of crisis exercises.
Prize for study on the boundary between working life and private life in a digitized working life
Kristina Palm from Karlstad Business School and Calle Rosengren from Lund University were recognized for their research on the boundary between working life and private life in a digitized working life. Ann Bergman, Professor of working life science Karlstad Business School, was recognized posthumously with an honourable mention.
Research-based textbook encourages critical perspective
Robert MacKenzie from Karlstad Business School, as editor, introduced new chapters in a well received book on International Human Resource Management (IHRM).
The purchase of Twitter - a huge financial transaction
Tech billionaire Elon Musk has bought the Twitter platform for a staggering $44 billion. Karl-Markus Modén, lecturer in economics at Karlstad Business School, explains how transactions in such purchases take place and what effects they have for the buyer.
Gold trophy for competing lawyers at Karlstad Business School
Two students Tova Edwinson and Isa Movitz were named the best plaintiff team and Karlstad Business School was named the best university in the National Championship in Law.
Students at Karlstad Business School contribute to digital innovations
Conducting sharp cases in learning is instructive and replicates the feeling of being in the real working life.
Unique overview of service management
Bo Edvardsson, Professor at Karlstad Business School and the Centre for Service Research (CTF) and Bård Tronvoll, Professor at CTF, Karlstad Business School and Høgskolan i Innlandet in Norway, were editors of the newly published book The Palgrave Handbook of Service Management.
"Nudge" gives greater vaccination effect
Getting a sufficiently large part of the population vaccinated against various diseases is a recurring challenge. Despite the fact that vaccines against Covid-19 are offered free of charge, many are still not fully vaccinated. In the study "Vaccination nudges: A study of pre-booked COVID-19 vaccinations in Sweden", Niklas Jakobsson, Mats Ekman and Carl Bonander investigate how pre-booked vaccination times have affected the number of people vaccinated.
Government efforts to prevent a financial crisis
The government wants to guarantee electricity producers' liquidity to prevent the electricity market's problems from spreading to the entire financial sector. During a press conference on 3rd September, several proposals were presented to avoid this. Karl-Markus Modén, lecturer in economics at Karlstad Business School, explains the efforts and what they mean for ordinary electricity consumers.
Voting digitally in Sweden - would it be possible?
On Election Day this year, there were long queues at polling stations in some places. In the media, the question was asked whether Sweden could supplement voting with a digital solution.
Great interest in research on satisfaction while traveling by public transport
With the article "Assessing travel satisfaction in public transport: A configurational approach", researchers at the Karlstad Business School, Centre for Service Research and School of Psychology have received global attention. - This shows that research is beneficial to society, says Alexandre Sukhov.
Glowing digitization in focus during Karlstad Business School's Day
Jan Gulliksen, Sana Rouis Skandrani and David Ståhlberg lectured on the challenges and benefits of digitization during Karlstad Business School's Day held at Karlstad University.
Internationalization at Karlstad Business School
Re-connecting through personal meetings, green travel and inclusion were the themes of internationalization in 2022. New exchange study destinations in Hong Kong, Japan and Italy commenced. Sustainability within internationalization is increasingly on the agenda and participants made the most of new Erasmus scholarships by choosing to travel by train.
New scholarships for students who have children or additional needs were launched to make exchange studies abroad possible for everyone. Karlstad Business School hosted students and academics from all over the world - both on site in Karlstad and in hybrid form, to support our commitment to international sustainability.
During the Consortium of International Double Degrees, which the School of Economics hosted in June, opportunities to internationalize our programs were discussed. Karlstad Business School's academics received international recognition for the quality of their research by participating in international research projects with (Stellenbosch University in South Africa) and being appointed honorary professors at (University of Manchester, GB) world-class universities.