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Hosp Health Serv Adm. 1994 Spring;39(1):17-30.

Selecting international markets: lessons from for-profit hospitals.

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School of Business and Management, Temple University, Philadelphia, PA 19122.

Abstract

As growth potential in the U.S. market declines and regulatory constraints increase, providers of health-related services may look increasingly to international opportunities as a way to supplement the lost domestic market. In this article, critical factors bearing on the decision to compete in international markets are identified. Existing theories of multinational competition are expanded to provide a framework for analyzing international competition. Applied in the context of the proprietary hospital industry, the critical factors governing both the selection of foreign markets and mode of entry are proposed to be host country receptivity and market growth potential.

PMID:
10132097
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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