Towards Design Theory and Expandable Rationality: The Unfinished Program of Herbert Simon

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Hatchuel, A. Towards Design Theory and Expandable Rationality: The Unfinished Program of Herbert Simon. Journal of Management & Governance 5, 260–273 (2001).

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  • Industrial Organization
  • Expandable Rationality
  • Design Theory