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Technology Advances in technology are the most frequent cause of change in organizations since they generally  result in greater efficiency and lower costs for the firm. Technology is the way tasks are  accomplished using tools, equipment, techniques, and human know-how. In the early 1960s, Joan Woodward found that the right combination of structure and technology  were critical to organizational success. She conducted a study of technology and structure in more  than 100 English manufacturing firms, which she classified into three categories of core- manufacturing technology: Small-batch production  is used to manufacture a variety of custom, made-to-order  goods. Each item is made somewhat differently to meet a customer's specifications. A print  shop is an example of a business that uses small-batch production.  Mass production  is used to create a large number of uniform goods in an assembly-
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This note was uploaded on 11/18/2011 for the course MGMT 4375 taught by Professor Eixmann during the Fall '11 term at Texas State.

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