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Conduct a strategic analysis of California Pizza Kitchen.

1. mission, vision, SWOT, strategy, and strategic choices
2. structure, systems, people, and culture
3. describe organizational design, key strategic control systems, primary human resources concerns, and cultural factors that have a direct effect on strategy implementation.
4. critically evaluate the fit - or lack of fit - between the company's mission, strategy, and organizational components critical to implementation. Do these components complement the strategy? Why or why not?

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California Pizza Kitchen has ambitious goals with respect to developing and selling gourmet pizza. In this context it has succeeded in balancing stakeholder interest by emerging as an upper class restaurant. It has also been able to keep employee turnover rate, has launched several innovative pizza, and has made California Pizza popular. However, because of weak economic conditions, there is gulf between the mission, vision, and goals, and the company strategy leading to poor financial performance and the possibility of selling off California Pizza Kitchen.

the main purpose of the paper is to examine the mission, vision, values, and goals of California Pizza Kitchen and compare these with the current strategy and performance of the firm. The divergence between the mission, vision, values and goal and the company strategy will be examined and its consequences assessed.
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The mission of California Pizza Kitchen is serve hearth baked pizzas. The mission of California Pizza Kitchen is to introduce flavors and tastes from around the world on pizzas, and to satisfy an astounding demand for quality food served in an energetic upscale environment.
Now, to serve hearth baked pizzas, there is some alignment with the company processes. The kitchens are located outside and the customers can see the hearth baked pizzas being cooked. The wood burning ovens have been imported from Italy and the pizza is cooked in three minutes to sear the ingredients. California Pizza Kitchen has a well defined hierarchy and the organization has the culture of high quality and impeccable etiquette. The cooks take pride in producing designer pizzas with new toppings.
The California Pizza Kitchen claims that it is committed to diversity. At the same time it seeks to introduce pizza flavors and tastes from around the world. Even though ...

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