executive summary vs abstract

executive summary vs abstract

executive summary vs abstract

Abstracts and executive summaries do contain similar features, such as both should be written after the main report/essay has been written.
What is the difference between an abstract and executive summary?

An executive summary is often written for leaders in a business or organization, such as CEOs, department heads, or supervisors, so they can get critical information quickly to decide a course of action.
An executive summary provides an overview of the main points of a larger report. It is often written to share with individuals who may not have time to review the entire report. The reader should be able to make a decision based only on reading the executive summary.

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