in: International Perspectives and Strategies for Managing an Aging Workforce, Fatma İnce, Editor, IGI Global, Pennsylvania, pp.252-273, 2022
This chapter examines how retiring knowledge workers from Europe can carry their educational attainment, wealth, competencies, and experience with them to conduct their activities on a transnational
scale. A qualitative approach is adopted consisting of observations and interviews with Dutch professors.
What’s more, a literature review was done about international retirement migration (IRM) and statistics
about Europe and Turkey. IRM of thousands of baby boomers can be harnessed across borders through
scientific, academic, volunteer, and educational (SAVE) activities, which can contribute to peace and
prosperity in the host communities along with the knowledge workers’ personal development and wellbeing. The propensity of retiring knowledge workers to engage in cross-border living, learning, and
transition requires the analysis of Turkey’s image for international retirement migration.