Medical Tourism Market and Inter-Stakeholders’ Relations in Turkey: A Comparative Investigation from Reverse Innovation and Destination Governance Viewpoint

26 Pages Posted: 14 May 2016

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Armando Aliu

International Organisation for Migration (IOM)

Hakki Cilginoglu

Istanbul Commerce University, Students

Ömer Özkan

Istanbul Commerce University, Faculty of Law

Dorian Aliu

European Research Academy

Date Written: May 2016

Abstract

This study aims to analyze inter-stakeholders’ interactions, destination governance, reverse innovation and the tasks of central government within Turkish medical tourism market. The investigation’s objective is to shed lights on scientists and practitioners regarding to what extent medical tourism is affected by stakeholders. Likewise, the originality of this investigation is that this study is the first attempt that links up reverse innovation and stakeholder approach as a holistic strategy and competitive advantage tool in medical tourism. The statistical evidences of Turkey also support the fact that the incline of medical tourism incomes and benefits is tightly bound on key inter-stakeholders’ collaborations, marketing tools, specific strategies, effective governance mechanism and cooperation with civil society organizations. This study is a thematic case that comprises particular research fields and formulates advanced arguments that are embedded in enriched relevant literature review and the highlights of the 7th International Health Tourism Congress.

Keywords: Medical Tourism, Reverse Innovation, Stakeholders, Collaboration, Destination Governance

JEL Classification: F63, H51, I11, I15, I18, M38

Suggested Citation

Aliu, Armando and Cilginoglu, Hakki and Özkan, Ömer and Aliu, Dorian, Medical Tourism Market and Inter-Stakeholders’ Relations in Turkey: A Comparative Investigation from Reverse Innovation and Destination Governance Viewpoint (May 2016). Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2779704 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.2779704

Armando Aliu (Contact Author)

International Organisation for Migration (IOM) ( email )

Geneva
Switzerland

HOME PAGE: http://www.researchgate.net/profile/Armando_Aliu

Hakki Cilginoglu

Istanbul Commerce University, Students ( email )

Istanbul
Turkey

Ömer Özkan

Istanbul Commerce University, Faculty of Law ( email )

Imrahor Cad. No. 90
Sutluce Beyoglu
Istanbul
Turkey

Dorian Aliu

European Research Academy ( email )

Geneva
Switzerland

HOME PAGE: http://https://www.researchgate.net/profile/Dorian_Aliu

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