The construction of the EOS lends itself to gathering data on a wide range of topics. It provides executives the opportunity to offer anonymous observations on the overall economy, as well as local governmental policies that support or infringe upon development. The tabulation of this data is particularly helpful in drawing conclusions on specific in-country governmental policies that support competitiveness. The benchmark comparisons yield a clear view of which nations are facilitating growth, and those countries that can improve competitiveness and growth through policy adjustments.
My first recommendation is that the EOS be shortened in length. While it is a very thorough data collection tool, consideration should be given to the respondents. These members of senior management have significant duties and time constraints. The EOS would increase the likelihood of a higher response rate if it would permit the executive to complete the questionnaire in a shorter amount of time.