Epistemic communities, localization and the dynamics of knowledge creation.Ignasi CAPDEVILA, Patrick COHENDET, LAURENT SIMON, DAVID GRANDADAM
This article aims to clarify how epistemic communities dynamically shape the process of
knowledge creation in a localized context and how the evolving interaction between
different members of these communities enables knowledge to transit from its locus of
emergence to the global market. It is argued that these dynamics rest on a series of
clashes between different frames of reference, which enables bits of knowledge to be
progressively revealed, enhanced, nurtured, interpreted and enacted collectively.