Business as Mission Theses and Dissertations


BAM and B4T are about changing the world for the better. Incumbent in both are the objectives to be a force for transformational economic, social, spiritual and environmental change to communities around the world. Done right, BAM and B4T create opportunity for the marginalized populations of the earth.

Taylor University (TU) is dedicated to developing servant leaders marked with a passion to minister Christ's redemptive love and truth to a world in need. To this end, the TU Business Department supports the aspirations of the BAM and B4T philosophies by engaging students and faculty in relevant business theory, application and service-learning opportunities. The end goal is to produce graduates who will engage their gifts, talents and passions to bring positive change to the world. Additionally, the TU Business Department sees itself as a catalyst for networking and collaboration between students and faculty from around the world to produce research and application work that supports its students, the BAM movement and adds to the body of knowledge.

This thesis and dissertation repository is intended to make the academic work of students and faculty easier to find and more available to the growing body of BAM adherents. Only completed and accepted theses and dissertations with a distinct BAM-orientation may be posted in this repository. In keeping with the mission and goals of the BAM/B4T movement and TU Business Department, the purposes of the Taylor University Theses and Dissertations Repository are:

  • To provide a forum for masters and doctoral level students to publish original research.
  • To encourage academia to be active in BAM/B4T.
  • To provide students, academics and practitioners with access to beneficial resource material intended to inform good practice.
  • To stimulate theoretical and applied research in BAM/B4T.
  • To promote the ideals of BAM and B4T.

Policies and Submission Instructions

Completed theses or dissertations with BAM/B4T content may be deposited into this repository in accordance with the following:

  • Documents submitted for inclusion are relevant for the BAM/B4T discipline
  • They are approved works qualifying the author for the associated masters or doctorate degree
  • Documents must be submitted in pdf format and include the sign-off page. The sign-off page may be included separately
  • Submitted theses and dissertations are not subject to copyright restrictions from other individuals or organizations
  • Submission for inclusion is the author’s consent for posting in this repository
Please submit your thesis or dissertation for consideration by following the link: Submission Form. All submitted documents will be promptly acknowledged and processed in a timely fashion. Please note submissions may be rejected for failing to adhere to the guidelines above, or authors may be asked to revise and resubmit the documents. For more information, please contact Dr. Mick Bates, Taylor University, at


Theses/Dissertations from 2024


Business as Ministry in the US Rural Midwest for the Common Good, Eric Zhong-ming Ma

Theses/Dissertations from 2021


Faith-Based Social Entrepreneurial Orientation: A Case Study of Evangelicals, Richard Clark

Theses/Dissertations from 2020


A Quasi-Experimental Study of Socio-Economic Effects of Social Enterprise Vocational and Education Training Programs in Myanmar, Trisha Bailey


The Context and Enactment of Faith-based Social Entrepreneurship, Bruce R. Borquist


Justice and Righteousness for Creation, Renita Reed-Thomson

Theses/Dissertations from 2018


Faith-Based Social Entrepreneurship: The Integration of Faith and Business for Sustainable Social Impact, Christine Beech

Theses/Dissertations from 2016


Business as Mission and Mission as Business: Case Studies of Financially Sustainable Christian Mission Ventures with a Focus on Anglican Dioceses in East Africa, Dennis Obura Tongoi

Theses/Dissertations from 2014


When Business is the Mission: A Study of Faith-Based Social Business in Sub-Saharan Africa, Brian W. Albright


An Integrative Study of Doxological Metanarrative, Mission, Motivation and Mechanism, João Mordomo

Theses/Dissertations from 2011


An Inductive Study on How Business as Mission Entrepreneurs Decide to Start Businesses, Michael J. Bates