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. We develop and conduct research projects in close collaboration with service businesses, manufacturing companies, and public-service providers. Our newsletter will keep you updated on our research activities.
THE PACKAGING DETERMINES IF CONSUMERS RECYCLE CHRISTMAS CORRECTLY
Should the plastic lid on the milk carton packaging be left or torn off before sorting? And what about the plastic packaging around meat products, should you rinse out the food residues before sorting? At Christmas time the amount of household waste increases, and recycling is often experienced as messy, time consuming and complicated. These are the findings from a new study conducted by researchers at CTF, Service Research Center at Karlstad University. Read more.
PER KRISTENSSON AND MARGARETA FRIMAN INSPIRED AT SUSTAINABILITY DAY
On December 3, Karlstad Business School at Karlstad University organised the annual Sustainability Day, available for students and the general public. CTF-researchers Per Kristensson and Margareta Friman talked about their research in connection with the Global Goals and the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. Read more.
KAISA KOSKELA-HUOTARI RECEIVES THE WALLANDER SCHOLARSHIP
On November 3, Jan Wallander and Tom Hedelius Foundation, and the Tore Browaldh's Foundation announced 20 new recipients of the Wallander Scholarship for outstanding doctoral dissertations. One of the recipients is PhD Kaisa Koskela-Huotari at CTF, Service Research Center at Karlstad University. Read more.
POPULAR WISDOM ON INNOVATIVE INDIVIDUALS
Experts who are open to change view ideas as opportunities and approach idea screening as a generative process, while conservative experts are more reserved in their idea screening activities. These are the findings of a new study where researchers at CTF, Service Research Center at Karlstad University, have examined how a person’s sense of identity influences the way in which they screen early ideas for innovation projects. PhD Student Alexandre Sukhov tell us more about the study. Read more.
CTF BLOG: THE SAGE HANDBOOK OF SERVICE-DOMINANT LOGIC
As a service researcher or a marketing scholar, you have most likely heard of Service-Dominant (S-D) Logic. However, do you really know what this potentially paradigm changing mindset is all about? Read the latest CTF blog by PhD Kaisa Koskela-Huotari. Read more.
TAKE OUR ONLINE COURSES SERVITIZATION AND IDEA MANAGEMENT!
Don't miss the opportunity to take our online courses Servitization and Idea Management! They start in January 2019, and are developed for business professionals. The courses are offered as credit bearing courses (6 ECTS), and as open no-credit courses. For more information:
HOLIDAY GREETINGS FROM CTF´S DIRECTOR
The Holidays are approaching, and another research year is coming to an end. When I look back at 2018 I feel very proud. Read more.
Per Kristensson and colleagues at CTF
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