Introduction to the Special Issue on Heuristics

Madeleine Rauch*, Moritz Loock, Wolfgang H. Güttel

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Heuristics are central to individual and organizational behavior. Yet there is surprisingly little research that directly connects the scholarly debate around heuristics with technological forecasting and social change. In this introduction, we discuss and bring together different perspectives on heuristics, and introduce the five articles included in the Special Issue on ‘Heuristics in Technological Forecasting and Social Change’. We propose different directions for further research and point to important, so far unexplored research questions that are likely to enrich future study of heuristics in the particular context of social and technological change.
Original languageEnglish
Article number122163
JournalTechnological Forecasting and Social Change
Issue numberB
Number of pages4
Publication statusPublished - Jan 2023

Bibliographical note

Published online 23 November 2022.


  • Heuristics
  • Simple rules
  • Strategy
  • Change
  • Technology

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