Manuel Nicklich is a postdoctoral researcher at the Nuremberg Campus of Technology, Chair of Sociology (Technology—Labour—Society). He is a sociologist with a special focus on the transformation of industries and work as well as questions of professionalization. He wrote his Ph.D. thesis on the establishment of new vocational training schemes in the emerging field of industry-related services and worked on several projects funded by the Hans Böckler Foundation, the German Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF) and the ESF. In a recent project he comparatively studied the energy transformation in Germany and Japan. His research appears in publications such as the Journal of Professions and Organization, the European Journal of Industrial Relations and the International Journal of Human Resource Management. He recently co-edited the book The Agile Imperative: Teams, Organizations and Society under Reconstruction? in the “Dynamics of Virtual Work” series.