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Innovation and Specialization Strategies in Medical Tourism: Evidences from Europe
Södertörn University, School of Social Sciences, Business Studies.ORCID iD: 0000-0002-4885-6014
Södertörn University, School of Social Sciences, Business Studies.
Södertörn University, School of Social Sciences, Business Studies.
2014 (English)In: 4th Annual International Conference on Business Strategy and Organizational Behaviour (BizStrategy 2014), Singapore: GSTF , 2014, 47-50 p.Conference paper (Refereed)
Abstract [en]

The health service industry is becoming increasingly internationalized. People are travelling increasingly longer distances for medical treatment. A new rapidly expanding medical tourism industry has emerged. For health service providers to compete they have to specialize and become more innovative. These innovative strategies are not limited to technical innovation, but also organizational- and service-related innovations. Treatment costs which influence the price paid for treatment are becoming a major factor influencing competition. We have looked at recent changes made within the European health care sector, to find evidence of a new innovative climate for the provision of medical treatment to patients. The emergence of Centers of Excellence is an example of responses to a new competitive climate in a global industry.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Singapore: GSTF , 2014. 47-50 p.
Series
, International Conference on Business Strategy and Organizational Behaviour (BizStrategy). Proceeding, ISSN 2251-1970
Keyword [en]
Center of Excellence, Globalization, Innovation, Medical Tourism, Specialization, The European Union
National Category
Economics and Business
Research subject
Politics, Economy and the Organization of Society
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URN: urn:nbn:se:sh:diva-24292DOI: 10.5176/2251-1970_BizStrategy14.06Local ID: 2394/42/2012OAI: oai:DiVA.org:sh-24292DiVA: diva2:734701
Conference
4th Annual International Conference on Business Strategy and Organizational Behaviour, Singapore, July 21-22, 2014.
Projects
Sveriges utmaningar och möjligheter inom Medicinturism
Available from: 2014-07-21 Created: 2014-07-21 Last updated: 2014-12-22Bibliographically approved

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