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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.
Over the next two years, researchers at CTF, Service Research Center at Karlstad University, will investigate how the Internet of Things, IoT, can be used in creating a better school environment and improving student health. The project will be carried out together with a number of actors and is based on a secondary school in Arvika Municipality, Sweden. The focus of the project is to find out how IoT can measure children’s and young people’s health at school.
Is it possible to be climate-smart, save money and feel better? Actually, yes! Here are a few tips on what to think about, and some steps that are worth trying out at the dawn of the new year. Climate-smart, do this mean that I have to give up everything that is fun? I enjoy my steak and spending my vacation in the sun, and the car is very handy to manage everyday logistics.
... you are conducting research on idea management and innovation processes - how ideas are refined and further developed at an early stage in the innovation process. Why is this interesting? "Innovation is important for a sustainable societal development. Innovation begins with ideas that must be developed in order to be realized. That is why I chose to focus on ideas.
Janna Dervisic is a new PhD student in Business Administration at Karlstad Business School. She is placed at CTF, Service Research Center, and part of the Swedish Research School of Management and Information Technology, MIT. Her research will focus on innovation, services and digital technology. Janna Dervisic has a master's degree in Industrial Engineering and Management from Karlstad University, and has been working in the construction industry the past year.
The Christmas and New Year Holidays are approaching and we have a successful, but also challenging year behind us. Now, we look forward to a new eventful and hopefully less pandemic-affected year. We had a great start in 2020 with a Phd defence in business administration, we welcomed several new doctoral students and senior lecturers, and started several new research initiatives.
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!
During the Christmas and New Year holiday record amounts of food is wasted. But, it is possible to reduce food waste with relatively simple means. Here, researchers at CTF, Service Research Center at Karlstad University, share some tips for a more climate-smart Christmas. "This year Christmas will be a bit different, and we cannot celebrate as usual with our loved ones.
Organizations use idea screening to select which ideas to develop into innovation projects. The question is how do experts decide if an idea is good? It is a complex interplay of intuition, analysis and sensemaking, according to a new study from CTF, Center for Service Research at Karlstad University. The researchers have mapped and analyzed activities that expert evaluators use to screen ideas, and how these activities are used to identify ideas of high quality.
Black Friday and Christmas are approaching, it's the time of year when many people gather in stores and other physical meeting places. To be able to handle this, it's important to understand why people are attracted to these places and to plan and prepare for this, says researcher Pernille K Andersson at CTF, Service Research Center at Karlstad University.
The pandemic has shaken many industries profoundly, among them the music industry. To handle the crisis more support is needed as well as a changed view to recognize popular music as a cultural form, accordning to an ongoing study at Karlstad University. A survey was conducted this summer to find out how different actors in the music and event industry are affected by the corona pandemic.
Interventions increase the chances of succeeding in changing and maintaining a new behavior in the long run. This is shown in a recently published study from CTF, Service Research Center at Karlstad University. "Interventions are about promoting a behavioral change with targeted programs or services," says Frida Skarin, Doctoral Student in Psychology and main author of the article.
... you are are now in the final phase of your PhD studies that focuses on behavioral change. Can you tell us more about your research? "I am studying psychological factors that contribute to people succeeding to change and maintaining a new behavior in the long run. My doctoral thesis focuses on behavior change through interventions, that is, by the help of targeted measures or services.
Per Kristensson, you and three colleagues wrote a debate article with this headline in the Swedish newspaper DN Debate regarding the spread of Covid-19. What do you mean by this? "We believe that governmental agencies and regional authorities have a naïve understanding of how to change people’s behavior.
On October 21, CTF, Service Research Center at Karlstad University hosted the ninth annual scientific conference, gathering Swedish transport researchers around issues concerning the Swedish transport system. This year’s conference was held virtually via zoom. "This was the second time CTF hosts the conference which usually is a two-day event.