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  • 2021-06-10

    The project management book of 2020[ was written by Karlstad Business School’s own Tomas Gustavsson

    With a clear through line and a strong focus on details, Tomas Gustavsson describes the key elements of the agile approach.

    The statement from the jury emphasises your simple and clear manner of describing the agile approach. How do you achieve that?

  • 2021-06-09

    Trust and aligning views between organisations – the key to fruitful collaboration

    Public procurement is where profit-driven private companies meet organisations with social values. This intersection is fertile ground for challenges.

    Sofia Molander’s doctoral thesis, Enacting, Enabling, and Embracing Market Orientation: A study of Public–Private Dyads, examines how public transport can establish a service that satisfies customer needs through fruitful collaboration with the service provider.

  • 2021-06-01

    Innovative companies stronger during the coronavirus pandemic according to the Swedish Innovation Index

    Today, the Swedish Innovation Index 2020 is released, and Ikea is - for the third year in a row –ranked as Sweden's most innovative company. Systembolaget has advanced the most in innovation capacity. The survey also shows an increased degree of innovation in Swedish organizations and that the more innovative organizations are better equipped to adapt to the effects of the pandemic.

    These are some conclusions from the Swedish Innovation Index 2020, where researchers at CTF, Service Research Center at Karlstad University, for the third year in a row, have asked the customers to evaluate the degree of innovation in a number of companies, organizations and authorities. Ikea still has the highest innovation capacity and keeps the position as the most innovative company, followed by Spotify, MTRX, Systembolaget and Verisure in the top five. 

  • 2021-05-26

    Agile approaches improve project overview

    Karlstad Business School is renowned for its education and research in agile projects. John Johansson, lecturer in project management at Karlstad Business School, has trained staff at Uddeholm in agile projects and it has started to yield results.

    - We want to be as LEAN as possible and be smart about our resources, says Anna Hedberg, project manager at Uddeholm. We cannot promise materials development on demand and on schedule. We just have to accept that things sometimes work out, but a lot of the time they do not. In invention, when you work with something completely new, certain natural laws apply and things don’t always go according to plan.

  • 2021-05-25

    Common goals and values important in new partnership with French university

    Responsible, sustainable and close collaboration with business are values, which Karlstad Business School shares with Institute Mines - Telecom Business School - a new partner in Information Systems and Business.

    From Autumn 2021, Karlstad Business School students will be able to apply for a semester abroad in Paris. A new student exchange agreement within Information Systems and Business Administration has been signed between Institute Mines - Telecom Business School (IMTBS), Paris and Karlstad Business School.

  • 2021-05-19

    Global classrooms offer new perspectives on project management

    Project work has been positively booming in recent years. Karlstad Business School now has global classrooms where students have influence over their education.

    In 2021, project management is no longer associated exclusively with IT projects where engineers are at the helm. A lot of work is done in project form on a regional, national, and municipal level and the private sector is hungry for well-prepared students. Karlstad Business School offers a unique and groundbreaking approach in the course titled Perspectives on Project Management.