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bounded rationality

noun [U]
 
 
ECONOMICS the theory that people can understand only a limited amount of information within a limited amount of time, and for this reason they do not always make the best decisions, especially in complicated situations: Managers constrained by bounded rationality cannot foresee all of the relevant behaviours needed for organizational effectiveness.
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