Gothenburg , Sweden

RESER 2018

“Services in the Age of Contested Globalization”
20th to 22th September 2018, Gothenburg, Sweden

The RESER annual conference 2018 in Gothenburg constitutes the 28th annual platform and meeting place for European researchers and policy makers working on services. RESER is an interdisciplinary European network of social scientists linked by a common interest in service industries and their territorial expression. The annual RESER research conference provides a unique opportunity for the exchange of ideas concerning the cutting edge of service research and is open to all researchers interested in these topics. The 28th annual conference is co-organized by the School of Business, Economics and Law, University of Gothenburg and the Department of Technology Management and Economics, Chalmers University of Technology.

As in the past, we expect participation by academics and policy makers. Business people and professional associations representing services sectors are also invited to attend.

Since its first international conference in 1990, the RESER research community has sought to identify and explore new service trends in a multidisciplinary context. The RESER conference is interested in studies ranging from the micro to the macro level. Papers that explore the issues related to the main theme with its tracks are especially welcome.

Papers can be conceptual, empirical or methodological. We welcome studies from social, geographical, business, economic, technology, policy and management sciences, and particularly interdisciplinary approaches. Doctoral studies are welcome.

Main theme and tracks of the 2018 conference:

Services in the Age of Contested Globalization

  • Internationalization of services and services in emerging markets
  • Services and regional economic development
  • Digitalization and technology-enabled services
  • Organizing for effective servitization and service management
  • Services and the Green Economy
  • Service innovation in private and public services

We are looking forward to see you in Gothenburg!

Patrik Ström, Ida Gremyr, Jan Bröchner and Cheryl Cordeiro

Local organising committee.




The program will include a range of interesting topics and teaching courses addressing key issues within the subject.



The online early Registration for the RESER 2018 conference is now open!

Host City

Gothenburg the host city is located on the West Coast of Sweden, discover more about this delightful northern city and the region it is located in.

Travel Information

Gothenburg is easily accessible in the heart of Scandinavia. The venue is located close to the city centre.

Hotel Information

Hotel booking is available for exhibitors, visitors and conference delegates, Sweden Meetx is the official provider.