Robert G. Crawford

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The relational model has received increasing attention during the past decade. Its advantages include simplicity, consistency , and a sound theoretical basis. In this article, the naturalness of viewing information retrieval relationally is demonstrated. The relational model is presented, and the relational organization of a bibliographical database is(More)
General Motors's (GM's) 1926 acquisition of Fisher Body has long served as a cornerstone of holdup arguments for vertical integration. This paper utilizes primary historical evidence to make three related claims. First, it shows that GM's initial investment in Fisher Body occurred primarily to gain access to the Fisher brothers' specialized human assets.(More)
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