The Rise and Fall of Hansie Cronje

Gary Stockport, Tom Hill, M. Linder

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The Rise and Fall of Hansie Cronje case study has been specifically written for the teaching of ethics. The case study chronicles the allegations of cricket match fixing by Hansie Cronje. It documents the initial allegations, subsequent denial by Cronje and the later confession. Cronje's upbringing within a traditionally conservative Afrikaner family is described as well as his rise to fame and becoming a model cricket captain. The actions by Cronje are portrayed as a sequence of ethical dilemmas and he is a broken man at the end of the case study. The findings including quotes from the King's Commission are included. The case study concludes with his tragic death and a number of tributes including from Former South Africa President Nelson Mandela.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)27-59
JournalManagement Case Study Journal
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 2003


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