After academic training Ronald Staples has worked on a broad range of scientific questions, ranging from the Transnationalization of posted workers to the observation of job counselling interviews. He has gained a wealth of experience in the field of sociology of work, organizational sociology and qualitative methods. He has also taught courses on organizational theory, creativity of work and modes of cooperation. The findings of empirical research project he was involved are published in renowned academic journals and were presented at numerous scientific conferences. Since graduation he holds a researchers position at the university of Erlangen-Nuremberg and was researcher at the Nuremberg Institute of Employment research.