The eponymous heroes of "Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde", "The Picture of Dorian Gray" and "Dracula" are known to most through the medium of film. These novels were adapted early on in the history of the medium and have been revisited by film makers countless times. This book asks why they had such a lasting resonance in film. It claims that the monsters featured in these novels, which were written at the advent of cinematography, differ from previous Gothic leads: Jekyll/Hyde, Dorian Gray and Dracula were born from a sense of unease with the photographic image at a time when it began to move. They embody fears triggered by new ways of representing – and thus thinking about – the human body. Their exhibitions of deviant corporeality and its effect on others anticipate the representation of the human body in film as well as an audience’s reception of a film.
Through its numerous case studies, this monograph is able to show that film history can be told as a history of the representation of the human body. It features discussions of films as diverse as "Der Januskopf", "Nosferatu", "Vampyr", "Le Testament du Docteur Cordelier", "Altered States", "Dorian Gray im Spiegel der Boulevardpresse" and "Bram Stoker’s Dracula".
Purpose - This study aims at pointing out the criteria that encourages or discourages firms to a crosscompany implementation of RFID technology within the supply chain and identifying the most suitable processes. Therefore, this study focuses on the automotive sector in
Design/methodology/approach - A Qualitative Data Analysis was conducted during the underlying study. Within this scope, in-depth interviews with experts of different companies inside the automotive sector served as a source of qualitative data.
Findings - It is found that the chance of an optimization and/or redesign of existing processes is the most important incentive for a cross-company implementation of RFID, while high costs and a lack of industrial standards are the biggest challenges. Furthermore, goods receipt and issue as well as the management of means of production can be identified as the most relevant applications.
Research limitations/implications - Only companies involved in a narrow section of the automotive supply chain were interviewed. Upstream and downstream activities were not conducted. Therefore, the present study provides a starting-point for further research not only in the automotive sector, but also in other industries for which this excerpt may also be considered as representative.
Practical implications - Due to the great potential of RFID technology, particularly in container management approaches, a fair distribution of costs among the benefitting companies should be found quickly.
Originality/value - The present study provides insights into the current use of RFID within cross-company processes. Furthermore, it grants information about the present challenges of the technology from a practical perspective.