This research project examines a profoundly difficult and practical question facing managers around the world: How in an era of global competition, can managers make good on their responsibiities to their employees, companies, communities and the countries in which they do business? The project will focus on layoffs - the sharp point of the spear of workforce management in a global world. It will take a global perspective, examining layoffs and the management of labor mobility from the standpoint of economics, philosophy, law, and psychology, examine how managers make decisions about the location of work, and search for useful models at the company and country levels. Begun as a collaboration with two HBS MBA students, Elana Green and David Rosales, the project has already developed teaching materials on the effects of layoffs and best practices in managing them, and has created a series of video interviews with employees who have been laid off. Video interviews of laid-off employees and managers who conduct layoffs will be conducted globally, beginning with India, and will include Europe, Latin America, and China.