Accountability and Responsibility in Organizations: the Ethics of Discretion
Keywords:accountability, responsibility, discretion, ethics, corruption, decision making.
The article presents a comprehensive approach to the administrative discretion. The objective of the
paper has been to outline a perspective and patterns of behaviour, which are helpful defining "discretion
in action". Theoretical discussion on the issue has been extended towards practical implications. Author
stresses, that establishing a decision-making architecture, leaders of the organization can create learning
and supportive environment, which encourages appropriate and limited use of discretion.