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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.
CTF, Service Research Center at Karlstad University, seeks a Professor in Business Administration with marketing specialization to further develop and strengthen CTF's research in the field. The appointed professor will be linked to ongoing research at CTF, and at least 50% of duties involve research financed by one of the presently externally funded projects at CTF – to be decided on the basis of the successful candidate’s research profile.
We have an increasing awareness regarding our environment. According to the United Nations panel for assessing the science related to climate change (IPCC), global warming needs to be reduced by 1.5 degrees, which requires substantial changes of organisational and individual behaviour. Currently, 1.3 billion tons of food – the equivalent of 30 percent of the world’s agricultural production – is thrown away.
The online course "Servitization" will start in August 2019. Servitization, also called service infusion or service-product systems, is a highly important issue for many manufacturing companies around the world. If servitization is important and crucial for your organizational development, then this course is for you. Servitization (6 ECTS credits) is a web-based course at master’s level developed for professionals working with or having an interest in servitization.
In a recent study, researchers Johan Högberg and Erik Wästlund at CTF, Service Research Center, have developed a new tool that can measure users’ experiences while using a gamified service. The measuring tool, Gamefulquest, makes it possible to measure a user’s experience while using a gamified service. "With the help of this tool we can investigate how different game elements affect the gameful experience and create an understanding for how different implementations of g
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.
In a recently published CTF article, researchers Frida Skarin, Lars E. Olsson, Margareta Friman and Erik Wästlund address the factors that affect behavioral changes in public transport. The researchers have studied a two-week free public transportation-trial where people, who fulfilled certain criteria, were allowed to travel free of charge by public transport for two weeks.
Read new blog post by PhD Student Josina Vink. Service design is gaining increasing interest and investment in healthcare. This can be seen by the proliferation of design labs popping up in healthcare organizations around the globe.
The feeling of being more independent. More time to support and encourage the residents to manage on their own. These are some reflections from residents and staff at Resurscentrum in Karlstad Municipality, who tested a so called intelligent shower for one year.

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News » 2019-02-28
In early February, you and Jörg Pareigis participated in the conference ”ICDE Lifelong Learning Summit” in Lillehammer, Norway. Can you tell us about the conference? - The conference is a meeting place where academia, the public and private sector meet to discuss the challenges around disseminating knowledge for lifelong learning.
We are happy to welcome Jonas Hjalmar Blom as a new PhD student in Psychology at CTF. His research will mainly focus on behavioral change and digitalization in healthcare. - My research will focus on decision making and behavioral change in an economic, ecological and psychological sustainable direction.
Imagine if someone would tell you that your child’s wellbeing, quality of life, physical health, and school performance could increase if their car travels were replaced by independent travel. This is a rather daring statement but in fact, research from different countries and continents show that this is actually the case.
How the user perceives accessibility is an important factor in the development and evaluation of attractive and sustainable transport services. Despite this, the user perspective is generally left out in traditional accessibility evaluations, in favor of a focus on objective measures.
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.
The Holidays are approaching, and another research year is coming to an end. When I look back at 2018 I feel very proud. During the year, we had five PhD defenses, which is eight in total if we also count 2017. It is a clear indication that CTF is an academic environment to count on. We have hosted several events, for example the Service-Dominant Logic Day, and the conferences: Nordic Relationship Dynamics and Service Convention Sweden 2018.
Experts who are open to change view ideas as opportunities and approach idea screening as a generative process, while conservative experts are more reserved in their idea screening activities. These are the findings of a new study where researchers at CTF, Service Research Center at Karlstad University, have examined how a person’s sense of identity influences the way in which they screen early ideas for innovation projects.
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.
As a service researcher or a marketing scholar, you have most likely heard of Service-Dominant (S-D) Logic. However, do you really know what this potentially paradigm changing mindset is all about? Read the latest CTF blog by PhD Kaisa Koskela-Huotari. In 2004, Steve Vargo and Bob Lusch published an article in the Journal of Marketing entitled ‘Evolving to a new Dominant Logic for Marketing’.
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