The Nestlé Infant Formula Controversy and a Strange Web of Subsequent Business Scandals

@article{Boyd2012TheNI,
  title={The Nestl{\'e} Infant Formula Controversy and a Strange Web of Subsequent Business Scandals},
  author={Colin Boyd},
  journal={Journal of Business Ethics},
  year={2012},
  volume={106},
  pages={283-293}
}
The marketing of infant formula in third-world countries in the 1970s by Nestlé S.A. gave rise to a consumer boycott that came to be a widely taught case study in the field of Business Ethics. This article extends that case study by identifying three specific individuals who were associated with managing Nestlé’s response to that boycott. It reveals their subsequent direct involvement in a number of additional “classic” 1980s business scandals (some of which ended with major criminal trials and… CONTINUE READING

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