I am a doctoral candidate at the Department of Management & Marketing, University of Melbourne. I was born in the USSR and grew up in Russia, Siberia. I look at the world through the prism of critical realism and institutionalism. My research questions are world-old: How to explain ‘embedded agency’? Where are the sources of transformative solutions of the ‘wicked problems’ faced by the modern society? My dissertation aims to explain how the interplay between institutional and structural factors and companies’ agency informs variety in meanings and practices of responsibilities towards community.