However, I would also want to comment on the tone of your discussion. In your fourth and sixth paragraphs, I noticed that there were a couple of sentences that project a negative attitude among the readers of executive summaries. You mentioned in the fourth paragraph that ¦executive summaries are designed for audiences that lack time or motivation to read the full report (Bovee et al. , 2003). I suggest that you modify this sentence because this connotation of this phrase is not very pleasant for the reader.
In the sixth paragraph, you stated, ¦most executives habitually make quick decisions, well written executive summaries are arguably the most important information in the business report. This phrase of yours provides an impression that executives either are not interested in reading the full report, making these individuals not as energetic as they are perceived, or that executives are very gullible because their major decisions are all based on the executive summary.
The problem here with your description is that if there is a substandard executive summary that has been generated by a fresh writer, any decisions that will be made by the executive will be significantly influenced by the work produced by this immature writer. I suggest that you incorporate my comments and suggestions so that you will have an improved version of your discussion.