Executive summary

executive summaries
An executive summary, or management summary, is a short document or section of a document, produced for business purposes, that summarizes a longer report or proposal or a group of related reports in such a way that readers can rapidly become acquainted with a large body of material without having to read it all.wikipedia
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Business plan

Business Plansbusinessbusiness goal
It is intended as an aid to decision-making by managers and has been described as the most important part of a business plan.
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Abstract (summary)

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An executive summary differs from an abstract in that an abstract will usually be shorter and is typically intended as an overview or orientation rather than being a condensed version of the full document.
In management reports, an executive summary usually contains more information (and often more sensitive information) than the abstract does.

Business

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An executive summary, or management summary, is a short document or section of a document, produced for business purposes, that summarizes a longer report or proposal or a group of related reports in such a way that readers can rapidly become acquainted with a large body of material without having to read it all.

Texas A&M University

Texas A&MAgricultural and Mechanical College of TexasTexas A&M College
For example, members of Texas A&M University Department of Agricultural Economics observes that "An executive summary is an initial interaction between the writers of the report and their target readers: decision makers, potential customers, and/or peers. A business leader’s decision to continue reading a certain report often depends on the impression the executive summary gives."

University of Melbourne

Melbourne UniversityMelbourneThe University of Melbourne
Prof. Amanda Sinclair of the University of Melbourne has argued that this is often an active rather than a passive process.

Colin Leys

Leys, Colin
She claims that "all research was framed under pre-defined and generic headings, such as business case points. The partners' reports were supposed to look the same. The standardization of research occurred via vehicles such as executive summaries: “executives only read the summaries” we were told”. Similarly Colin Leys, writing in The Socialist Register, argues that executive summaries are used to present dumbed down arguments: "there is remarkably little adverse comment on the steep decline that has occurred since 1980 in the quality of government policy documents, whose level of argumentation and use of evidence is all too often inversely related to the quality of their presentation (in the style of corporate reports, complete with executive summaries and flashy graphics)."

Socialist Register

The Socialist Register
She claims that "all research was framed under pre-defined and generic headings, such as business case points. The partners' reports were supposed to look the same. The standardization of research occurred via vehicles such as executive summaries: “executives only read the summaries” we were told”. Similarly Colin Leys, writing in The Socialist Register, argues that executive summaries are used to present dumbed down arguments: "there is remarkably little adverse comment on the steep decline that has occurred since 1980 in the quality of government policy documents, whose level of argumentation and use of evidence is all too often inversely related to the quality of their presentation (in the style of corporate reports, complete with executive summaries and flashy graphics)."

David Bernhard

His election was preceded by an evaluation by the Fairfax Bar Judicial Selection Committee which issued an Executive Summary on his candidacy, followed by a vote by the Fairfax Bar Association membership.

Michael J. Lindner

His election was preceded by a selection process wherein candidates were evaluated by the Fairfax Bar Judicial Selection Committee which issued an Executive Summary on his candidacy.

Scottish Council for Development and Industry

Scottish Council on IndustryThe Scottish Council (Development and Industry)The Scottish Council for Development and Industry
A table of short term (5 year) and long term (10 year) priorities was presented in the Executive Summary to the Blueprint for Scotland:

BLUF (communication)

BLUFfront-loaded
A BLUF differs from an abstract or executive summary in that it does not necessarily summarize the arguments or evidence included.

Summary

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Executive summary, a short document or section of a document that summarizes a longer report or proposal or a group of related reports

Hatt-i humayun

hatt-i sharifiradeHatt-ı Şerif'' of Gülhane
When a petition or memo requiring the Sultan's decision was to be submitted to him, the grand vizier usually prepared an executive summary (telhis) as an attachment.

Iraq Inquiry

Chilcot Inquirythe Iraq Inquiryan inquiry into the Iraq War
Comprising 2.6 million words in 12 volumes, plus an executive summary, a physical copy was priced at £767.

The Roadex Project

This was done through a range of methods including producing executive summaries of ROADEX outputs in individual partner languages; presentations at conferences, seminars, workshops; training packages, web based information; and further pilot trials of prototype solutions on the rural road networks of the Partner areas.

Final Report of the Task Force on Combating Terrorist and Foreign Fighter Travel

The need for the report was emphasized prior to its executive summary with quotations from President of the United States Barack Obama, FBI director James Comey and former United States Attorney General Eric Holder.

High- and low-level

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In documentation, a high-level document contains the executive summary, the low-level documents the technical specifications.

Death of Baby P

Peter ConnellyBaby PBaby P case
After completion of the court case, only an executive summary was released to the public.

Video game writing

game writingvideo games
The main parts of a pitch document, in order from first to last, are the executive summary, audience analysis, story, competition analysis, market analysis, gameplay, and budget and schedule.

September 2013 New Haven Line power outage

September 25, 2013
In November 2014, the New York Public Service Commission released a public Executive Summary detailing findings from an investigation into the event.

United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Western Asia

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The report Executive Summary was also deleted from the United Nations Information System on the Question of Palestine (UNISPAL)

Dynamic financial analysis

3) Include no more than four most important results in a brief executive summary, and support your statements with graphs and exhibits in the appendix.

Marketing brochure

* Executive summary - a document or section which summaries features or issues for top executives