Epistemic Communities, Knowledge Transfer, and Institutional Learning

  • Elias G. Carayannis
  • Ali Pirzadeh
  • Denisa Popescu
Part of the Innovation, Technology, and Knowledge Management book series (ITKM, volume 13)


A core tenet of our argument relates to the capacity of national to learn and adapt to ever changing global environments that is now more and more determined by global governance frameworks that defines rules, transparency. There are three main arguments that we are making. First, global epistemic communities should promote institutional learning at the local level through knowledge transfer as a vehicle to establish national and local epistemic communities. Second, institutional learning results in improvements made to policies as outcomes but also the institutional arrangements in place without directly challenging the existing way of doing things.


Knowledge Transfer Intellectual Capital External Knowledge Global Governance Formal Knowledge 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Elias G. Carayannis
    • 1
  • Ali Pirzadeh
    • 2
  • Denisa Popescu
    • 3
  1. 1.School of BusinessGeorge Washington UniversityWashingtonUSA
  2. 2.Independent ConsultantWashingtonUSA
  3. 3.World Bank GroupWashingtonUSA

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