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Strategy Research: Governance and Competence Perspectives Author(s): Oliver E. Williamson Source: Strategic Management Journal, Vol. 20, No. 12 (Dec., 1999), pp. 1087-1108 Published by: John Wiley & Sons Stable URL: http://www.jstor.org/stable/3094080 Accessed: 23/08/2010 12:08 Your use of the JSTOR archive indicates your acceptance of JSTOR's Terms and Conditions of Use, available at http://www.jstor.org/page/info/about/policies/terms.jsp. JSTOR's Terms and Conditions of Use provides, in part, that unless you have obtained prior permission, you may not download an entire issue of a journal or multiple copies of articles, and you may use content in the JSTOR archive only for your personal, non-commercial use. Please contact the publisher regarding any further use of this work. Publisher contact information may be obtained at http://www.jstor.org/action/showPublisher?publisherCode=jwiley. Each copy of any part of a JSTOR transmission must contain the same copyright notice that appears on the screen or printed page of such transmission. JSTOR is a not-for-profit service that helps scholars, researchers, and students discover, use, and build upon a wide range of content in a trusted digital archive. We use information technology and tools to increase productivity and facilitate new forms of scholarship. For more information about JSTOR, please contact support@jstor.org.

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Strategic Management Journal
Strat. Mgmt. J., 20: 1087-1108 (1999)


OLIVER E. WILLIAMSON* Walter A. Haas, School of Business, University of California, Berkeley, California, U.S.A.

Business strategy is a complex subject and is usefully examinedfrom several perspectives. This paper applies the lenses of governance and competence to the study of strategy. Both the governance and the...