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dc.contributor.authorSkountridaki, Kalliopien_UK
dc.description.abstractThis paper examines facets of the developing business relations between two important actors in the supply-chain of transnational healthcare: medical tourism facilitators and medical doctors (MDs) practicing privately and internationalising their services. The empirical focus is Greece, an emerging destination for medical care. Drawing on the sociology of the professions as an analytical framework, rich qualitative data reveals a conflictual aspect in the relation between the two actors, and informs the literature on transnational healthcare of barriers to market development. Particularly, MDs practicing privately often resist what is perceived to be medical tourism facilitators' pressures to control the 'rules of the game' in the submarket which inhibits their collaboration. The paper contributes, thus, to the sociology of the professions by bringing to light a new challenge for MDs engaged in the transnational business arena, represented here by the facilitators; and encourages tourism practitioners to consider MDs' self-understanding, attitudes, and expectations.en_UK
dc.relationSkountridaki K (2017) Barriers to business relations between medical tourism facilitators and medical professionals. Tourism Management, 59, pp. 254-266.
dc.rightsThis item has been embargoed for a period. During the embargo please use the Request a Copy feature at the foot of the Repository record to request a copy directly from the author. You can only request a copy if you wish to use this work for your own research or private study. Accepted refereed manuscript of: Skountridaki K (2017) Barriers to Business Relations between Medical Tourism Facilitators and Medical Professionals, Tourism Management, 59, pp. 254-266. DOI: 10.1016/j.tourman.2016.07.008 © 2016, Elsevier. Licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives 4.0 International
dc.subjectMedical tourism facilitatorsen_UK
dc.subjectMedical professionalsen_UK
dc.subjectTransnational healthcareen_UK
dc.subjectMedical dominanceen_UK
dc.subjectMedical travel/tourismen_UK
dc.titleBarriers to business relations between medical tourism facilitators and medical professionalsen_UK
dc.typeJournal Articleen_UK
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dc.citation.jtitleTourism Managementen_UK
dc.type.statusAM - Accepted Manuscripten_UK
dc.contributor.affiliationManagement, Work and Organisationen_UK
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local.rioxx.authorSkountridaki, Kalliopi|en_UK
local.rioxx.projectInternal Project|University of Stirling|
local.rioxx.filenameBarriers to Business Relations Between Medical Tourism Facilitators- And Medical Professionals.pdfen_UK
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