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  1. Colin Boyd (2012). The Nestlé Infant Formula Controversy and a Strange Web of Subsequent Business Scandals. Journal of Business Ethics 106 (3):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 the (...)
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  2. Colin Boyd (2004). The Last Straw. Business Ethics Quarterly 14 (3):581-592.
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  3. Colin Boyd (2004). The Structural Origins of Conflicts of Interest in the Accounting Profession. Business Ethics Quarterly 14 (3):377-398.
    This paper describes the professional ethical context behind the failure of Arthur Andersen’s audit of Enron. It is argued that the evolution of extreme industrial concentration in the accounting profession, and the subsequent unrestrained diversification of the “Big Five” accounting firms were the sources of multiple conflicts of interest that were unresolved by the time of the Enron debacle. In the post-Enron era, the problems of commercial conflicts of interest and of highly concentrated power in the profession remain important issues.
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  4. Colin Boyd (1997). Business Ethics in Canada: A Personal View. [REVIEW] Journal of Business Ethics 16 (6):605-609.
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  5. Colin Boyd (1996). Ethics and Corporate Governance: The Issues Raised by the Cadbury Report in the United Kingdom. [REVIEW] Journal of Business Ethics 15 (2):167 - 182.
    In the late 1980s there was a series of sensational business scandals in the United Kingdom. There was particular public outrage at the plundering of pension funds by Robert Maxwell, at the failure of auditors to expose the impending bankruptcy of the Bank of Credit and Commerce International, and at the apparently undeserved high pay raises received by senior business executives. The City of London responded by creating a special committee to examine the financial aspects of corporate governance. This paper (...)
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  6. Colin Boyd (1995). Book Review. Disaster Management. [REVIEW] Business Ethics 4 (3):186–188.
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  7. Judy Karwacki & Colin Boyd (1995). Ethics and Ecotourism. Business Ethics 4 (4):225–232.
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