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  • 2019-05-14

    New publication: The Importance of Packaging Functions for Food Waste of Different Products in Households

    This article, by CTF-researchers Fredrik Wikström, Helén Williams and Jakob Trischler, aims to analyse the most important packaging functions that affect food waste in households for different products, as the reason for wastage can be expected to differ between different products.

    The United Nations sustainability goal SDG 12.3 is to reduce the amount of food that is wasted by half, due to environmental and social reasons. This paper aims to analyse the most important packaging functions that affect food waste in households for different products, as the reason for wastage can be expected to differ between different products. The reasons for food wastage of different categories and products have been compiled through literature studies, and possible improvements of packaging functions to reduce food waste have been identified.

  • 2019-04-30

    New publication: Why Do They Ride with Others? Meta-Analysis of Factors Influencing Travelers to Carpool

    In the most recent CTF publication, Lars E. Olsson and Margareta Friman have examined user characteristics, motives, and barriers to carpooling, this to gain insights about carpool interventions.

    Carpooling can be viewed as a simple intervention to reduce congestion, environmental problems, and land use for parking spaces. The present study assembled 18 studies on carpooling from all over the world that were published during the last five years (2014–2018) for a meta-analysis. By calculating effect sizes of 20 different factors, the study aimed to understand user characteristics, motives, and barriers to carpooling, and to gain insights about carpool interventions.

  • 2019-04-24

    Research symposium on Marketing Ethics and Corporate Social Responsibility

    Researchers from Europe and North America met at Karlstad University to discuss the broader perspective of Marketing ethics and CSR with a focus on the role of positive and normative marketing ethics, and the change in business ethics due to Artificial Intelligence (AI) and Blockchain Technology at “The 7th Pat Murphy International Symposium on Marketing Ethics and Corporate Social Responsibility”.

    More than 25 researchers from several countries in Europe and North America attended this year’s symposium which was arranged by CTF and Karlstad Business School on April 7-9.

  • 2019-04-23

    CTF researchers and industrial partners in Cambridge

    Digital services and platforms were in focus when CTF and Cambridge Service Alliance held a seminar at Cambridge University. Researchers and industrial partners presented current projects and future challenges. It was a successful event where academia and practitioners met to exchange experiences and insights.

    Dr. Mohamed Zaki, Cambridge Service Alliance, and Professor Bo Edvardsson, CTF, started the seminar by introducing the research centers, which both conduct research on services. Professor Edvardsson encouraged collaboration between different competencies, an important factor in meeting today’s challenges, such as climate, globalization, and digitalization.

  • 2019-04-18

    New book explains service innovation

    Service innovation is a concept that, for the last decade, has received increased attention both among academics as well as practitioners. But it is not easy to understand what the concept means, and why it is important. The new book “Service Innovation for Sustainable Business: Stimulating, Realizing and Capturing the value from service innovation” discusses and explains service innovation based on contemporary research at CTF, Service Research Center at Karlstad University.

    Editors are: Professors Per Kristensson, Peter Magnusson and Lars Witell at CTF. The new book explains service innovation from three different perspectives: stimulation, realization, and value capture.

  • 2019-04-17

    CIM Best reviewer award to Lars E. Olsson

    Congratulations to Lars E. Olsson, Associate Professor of Psychology, for the CIM Best Reviewer Award 2018!

    The award is presented by the journal Creativity and Innovation Management, with the motivation:

    "Lars receives this year's CIM Review Award because his numerous reviews in 2018 have shown true commitment and excellent quality for the CIM journal. In each and every review, he has managed to both provide us with excellent assessment and evaluation of the papers as well as helped to improve the value of the papers. Lars not only gives the authors in-depth feedback but also has specific suggestions on how to make the paper better."

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