[18 Jun 2013] The citizens of Gothenburg, Sweden will vote soon on whether to continue the already up-and-running congestion charge. New research from the University of Gothenburg shows that congestion charges are indeed a better way to reduce traffic and improve air quality. The doctoral thesis from the School of Business, Economics and Law shows that in Bogota, Colombia drastic driving restrictions have not been effective, while congestion charges besides cutting traffic, as it has happened in Stockholm, may be also used to achieve the European air quality goals.
[17 Jun 2013] This year's students on the Advertising Planning course were given the task of producing a marketing campaign for the Volvo Ocean Race. After three weeks of intensive work it was time for the four groups to present their work, and the jury - with participants from Volvo and the advertising agencies PS Communication and Gothenburg & Co - was impressed by the students' sound work.
[17 Jun 2013] The Richard C. Malmsten Award for Best Theses is awarded each year to the best thesis within each Graduate School (GS) Master Programme. These awards have been given since the initiation of the GBS/GS Master programmes in 1997.
[11 Jun 2013] The Gothenburg Trader¿s Association has awarded Clara Stigring from the School of Business, Economics and Law at Gothenburg University the Sten-Olof Palm-scholarship. She will participate in the trainee programme at the Swedish-American Chambers of Commerce (SACC-USA) in Washington D.C. during one year and the scholarship also covers living expenses.
[5 Jun 2013] Rural Chinese households are characterised by significant gender differences; men are more influential than women, and the genders also differ in the way they make decisions. Relative status is important to Chinese farmers. For women, spending money on clothes, restaurants and mobile phones signals status; mobile phones serve the same function for men. All of this is found in a new doctoral thesis from the School of Business, Economics and Law at the University of Gothenburg.