News

  • 2021-01-18

    Course in agile project management was well received by Uddeholm

    Karlstad Business School has a good reputation when it comes to courses and research in agile project management. John Johansson has just completed a course with the steel company Uddeholm.

    - Uddeholm wanted to train a number of their research project managers in agile project management, says John Johansson, lecturer in project management at Karlstad Business School.

    Uddeholm is a world leader in the manufacturing and development of high-performance tool steel. When you develop a completely new type of steel, there is no guarantee that it will work. In order to test the properties of the new steel, you conduct many short-term projects to see if it is feasible.

  • 2020-12-17

    Alexandre Sukhov awarded the Wallander scholarship

    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! Thanks to the scholarship I will have full funding for the next three years to continue my research with the ambition to achieve associate professor competence," says Alexandre Sukhov, researcher at CTF, Service Research Center, and assistant professor at Karlstad Business School.

  • 2020-12-09

    Sustainability Day was held for the fifth time

    2020 has been a year where sustainability issues have been high on the global agenda. When the Sustainability Day at Karlstad Business School was held for the fifth time, Sandra Sundbäck from Paper Province and the County Governor of Värmland, Georg Andrén, among others, spoke of the challenges that we are facing.

    Martin Grimberg Löfgren, head of Karlstad Business School, held the opening speech.
    - The aim of our annual sustainability day is to focus on the sustainable development goals and how we can work to implement them. Karlstad Business School offers courses in, among other things, social sustainability and business ethics at different levels – undergraduate level, Master’s level and doctoral level. The courses are closely linked to the research conducted at Karlstad Business School and take a multidisciplinary approach.

  • 2020-12-07

    Karlstad Business School to be reviewed for international accreditation

    Karlstad Business School has been a member of AACSB since 2010, which is about a systematic approach to development and change, learning as well as collaboration and external engagement. Now the review for accreditation is approaching.

    Offering high-quality education, research and collaboration has always been the aim of Karlstad Business School. A step in the quality assurance procedures has been a membership in AACSB (the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business), which offers:

    • Internationally acknowledged accreditation
    • Conferences
    • Seminars
    • Courses
    • Publications
    • Access to comprehensive global data and reports
    • Networking
    • Research on challenges and trends for business schools

  • 2020-12-07

    Bo Edvardsson ranks high on prestigious list from Stanford University

    The list ranks two percent of the world’s most prominent researchers. Among almost 160,000 researchers, whose publications have accelerated progress in their respective fields, there are ten representatives from Karlstad University. Bo Edvardsson ended up on an impressive 32nd place in the category marketing.

    The list from Stanford University includes updated analyses and a publicly available database with standardised information on, for example, citations, which provides a basis for measuring the effects of a published journal.

    - I was surprised and excited when I got the news, says Bo Edvardsson, professor of business administration at CTF, Service Research Centre, and Karlstad Business School. It has given me a boost to continue the work that I’m doing.

  • 2020-11-17

    The Music Industry: Challenges and solutions in the wake of the pandemic

    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. What they need to handle the current situation and how it can lead to development and innovation in the industry.