I'm interested in the answer to your question.
Meanwhile, a principle that I am aware of is that pruning the terminal shoot during the active growing season is the best way to induce back budding. The principle is the terminal shoot is the primary auxin producer. Removing it causes a collapse in the auxin flow which releases buds closer to the trunk/roots (i.e., causes back budding). This is a spring/summer thing. However, I don't think this is the best time for drastic cut-back. Generally 'we' like to do this during dormancy if for no other reason than to avoid sappy messes.
So, I think this comes down to a variation on the theme of 'chasing back the foliage'. Terminal pruning to induce back buds in summer and then heavy pruning in the dormant season, keeping at least one new bud on branches you want to keep. This the way I would do it anyway. I think it is safe across all species but may very well be inefficient (timewise).