The CSC explained that the CSE-FEO only serves as the first part of the FSOE to recruit candidates for the Foreign Service Officer, Class IV position.
The remaining parts of the FSOE include the Preliminary Interview, Written Test, Psychological Test, and Oral Test, which will all be administered by the DFA.
This study focused on three kinds of organisation, namely, those firms that are still in State ownership (SOEs) and those that have been fully privatised and are now either completely domestically owned (PSOEs) or are partly or wholly foreign owned (FSOEs).
Though, State-owned enterprises and firms that have been privatised through domestic investment are relatively similar in terms of size as measured by number of employees, FSOEs are significantly more likely to be bigger.
FSOEs are significantly less likely than the other two groups to be concerned with survival and the defence of current position and significantly more likely to be seeking to build long term market position and to be pursuing the aggressive objectives of market domination.
Finally, the competitive lead of FSOEs is reflected in their performance in the marketplace demonstrating that the attainment of a competitive advantage leads to superior performance measured in conventional terms (Bharadwaj/Varadarajan/Fahy 1993, Hunt/Morgan 1996).
Overall, the findings reveal the superior strength of FSOEs on several dimensions.