American Protestant Mission Agencies Profiles, Full 2.0

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Bok, J. (2020, November 25). American Protestant Mission Agencies Profiles, Full 2.0.
The Mission Handbook is a catalog of North American Protestant mission agencies that maintain international ministries and has been published in 22 editions from 1953 to 2017 (Dayton 1976; Missionary Research Library 1953, 1956, 1958, 1960, 1962, 1964, 1966; Missionary Research Library and Missions Advanced Research and Communication Center 1968, 1970; Missions Advanced Research and Communication Center 1973; Newell 2017; Roberts and Siewert 1989; Siewert 1995; Siewert and Kenyon 1993; Siewert and Valdez 1997; Siewert and Welliver 2000; Weber 2010; Weber and Welliver 2007; Welliver and Northcutt 2004; Wilson 1979; Wilson and Siewert 1986). Variables were constructed from key data across these editions. Two separate datasets were constructed with these variables. The first, 'American Protestant Mission Agencies Profiles, Full 2.0,' (this one) covers all 22 editions, prioritizing those data that were the most consistent across all 22 editions. The second, 'American Protestant Mission Agencies Profiles, 2016 2.0' only focuses on data from the most recent 22nd edition, and includes additional variables.
Data File
Cases: 11,931
Variables: 71
Weight Variable: None
Data Collection
Date Collected: May 2014 - June 2016
Original Survey (Instrument)
American Protestant Mission Agencies Profiles 2.0 Codebook
Funded By
Dean's Research Grant, Goizueta Business School, Emory University ($4500)
Jack Shand Research Grant, Society for the Scientific Study of Religion ($1532)
Collection Procedures
Data collection, conversion, cleaning, and organization for the first 21 editions took place from 2014 to 2016 and was partially funded by the Dean's Research Grant from the Goizueta Business School at Emory University ($4,500). Additional data cleaning took place from 2017-2018 without funding. Partial data collection took place in 2018 while the rest of the data collection, conversion, cleaning, and organization for the most recent 22nd edition took place in 2019, funded by the Jack Shand Research Grant from the Society for the Scientific Study of Religion ($1,532). This process was made possible with the assistance of the following: Shaoyue An, Julia Atkinson, Jonathan Hussung, Brittany Stack, DeVonnae' Woodson-Heard, and Max Zhong. Julia Atkinson was particularly instrumental in the collection of much of the data from the 22nd edition and additional data cleaning of the previous editions.
Principal Investigators
Jared Bok
Related Publications
Bok, Jared. 2019. 'Inner-Worldly and Other-Worldly Outreach: Organizational Repertoires of Protestant Mission Agencies.' Journal of Management, Spirituality & Religion.

Bok, Jared. Forthcoming. 'The Changing Face of Organized Protestant Transnationalism: Mission Agency Trends from 1951 to 2018.' International Bulletin of Missions Research.

Bok, Jared. Forthcoming. 'Distinction through Religious Activism: How Capital Shapes the Organizational Repertoires of Transnational Protestant Outreach.' Sociology of Religion.
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