CTF, Service Research Center at Karlstad University, Sweden, is one of the world´s leading research centers focusing on service management and value creation through service. Our research is conducted in close collaboration with service businesses, manufacturing companies, public-service providers, and universitites. Our newsletter will keep you updated on our research activities.
CHRISTMAS GREETING FROM CTF'S DIRECTOR
The Christmas and New Year Holidays are approaching and we have a successful, but also challenging year behind us. Read more.
PLAN FOR A SMALLER CHRISTMAS DINNER TO MINIMIZE YOUR FOOD WASTE
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. Researchers at CTF share some tips for a more climate-smart Christmas. Read more.
FOCUS ON TRAVEL HABITS AND IMPORTANT LIFE EVENTS IN A NEW STUDY
Researchers will investigate how important life events affect people's travel habits in order to gain more knowledge about what motivates people to long-term sustainable travel. Read more.
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. Read more.
BO EDVARDSSON RANKS HIGH ON PRESTIGIOUS LIST FROM STANFORD UNIVERSITY
The list ranks two percent of the world’s most prominent researchers. Bo Edvardsson is one of them, and ends up on an impressive 32nd place in the category marketing. Read more.
THE IMPORTANCE OF WELL PLANNED STORES AND PHYSICAL MEETING PLACES
It is the time of year when many people gather in stores and other physical meeting places. To be able to handle this, it is important to understand why people are attracted to these places and to plan and prepare for this. Read more.
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. Read more.
INCREASED MENTAL HEALTH DURING THE PANDEMIC WITH INTERVENTIONS
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. Read more
NEW STUDY ON HOW EXPERTS SCREEN IDEAS
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. Read more.
SELECTION OF OUR LATEST PUBLICATIONS
All CTF publications are listed at: ctf.kau.se/en.
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