Nabil A. Ibrahim
Leslie W. Rue
Patricia P. McDougall
G. Robert Greene
ABSTRACT. There is a sizeable group of self-described
"Christian" companies which have declared their belief in
the successful merging of biblical principles with business
activities. As these companies have become more visible, an
increasing number of anecdotal newspaper and magazine
articles about these companies have appeared. Surprisingly,
no rigorous research has been conducted prior to our recent
study. This article provides national estimates of the size and
predominant characteristics of self-identified "Christian"
companies. In addition, the study investigated the types of
relationships these companies maintained with their employees,
customers, communities, and suppliers.