The literature on Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) is often inadequate, insufficient, or inapplicable in many international contexts because it ignores the influence of various belief and value systems, and diverse institutional and task environments, on the content of CSR in foreign countries. Based on critical realism, this book explains CSR in MNCs'' subsidiary companies, under a systemic approach that addresses the nature, causes, dynamics, and consequences of the corporate social dimension. The book should be useful to executives and graduate students interested in the CSR of international firms. William C. Frederick, Professor Emeritus of the Katz Graduate School of Business, University of Pittsburgh, says of this book: "I read it with mounting admiration. Believe me, it is a gem: comprehensive, insightful, massively referenced, a truly original piece of research important for Business and Society scholars and business practitioners".