Executive summary: Reviewing articles and summarizing findings
Many managers and executives are too rushed to read long journal articles, but they are eager to stay current in their fields. Assume your boss has asked you to help him stay abreast of research in the field by submitting one executive summary every month on a n article of interest.
YOUR TASK. In your field of study, select a professional journal, such as the Journal of Management. Using ProQuest, Factiva, EBSCO, or some other database, look for articles in your target journal. Select an article that is at least substantial long and is interesting to you. give an executive summary in memo format. Include an introduction that might begin with The following executive summary of the article titled (titled of article) is from (source and date of publication). Then preview the main idea and summarize the most important findings of the study or article. Use descriptive or “talking” headings rather than functional headings. Also summarize any recommendations made. Your boss would also like a concluding statement indicating your reaction to the journal article. Address your memo summary to Peter Thomas.