Individual Discretion and Organizational Accountability: Evaluating the Performance of Public Bureaucrats

Individuals within organizations have to confront the conflict between being accountable for their performance and trying to maintain autonomy and exercise discretion when accomplishing complex tasks. It is usually assumed that individuals, particularly professionals, face complex tasks that are dif...

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Published in:Sociological perspectives, Vol. 33, No. 3 (1990), p. 341-354
Main Author: Stevenson, William B.
Format: electronic Article
Item Description:Copyright: Copyright 1990 JAI Press, Inc.
Physical Description:Online-Ressource
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