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... Why is a technical complexity greatest with continuous-process technology? How does technical complexity affect organizational structure? There are three types of production technologies promulgated by Joan Woodward in the context of technical complexity, namely, small-batch and unit technology, large-batch and mass production technology, and continuous process technology (Jones, 2009). Technical complexity is greatest in continuous-process technology and the reason for this is that at this level, the products are manufactured at broadest level. Almost the entire conversion task, from input to output, is performed by machines under human supervision which make this process cost effective and highly...