Empire-Building


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Empire-Building

The act or practice of a manager or employee attempting to increase his/her influence over the company for which he/she works without regard for what is best for the company. A variety of factors may influence empire-building, such as the possibility for a higher salary or simply the prestige that comes from being an important person. Empire-building is frowned upon in most sectors, as it does not benefit shareholders and can in fact harm them if an empire-builder is neglecting the actual business at hand.
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empire-building goes back at least to the manufactured hysteria over the sinking of the battleship Maine in Havana harbor in 1898.
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If the council wants to play fair with its low paid staff - and with their taxpayers - let it put a stop to this constant bureaucratic empire-building and release money to where it will do most good.
Beckett in The Aristocracy in England 1660-1914 (1986), Robert Berdahl in The Politics of the Prussian Nobility (1988), and Dominic Lieven himself in Russia's Rulers Under the Old Regime (1989) have reminded us how significant a role British, German, and Russian aristocrats continued to play during a century preoccupied with industrialization, urbanization, bureaucratization, and empire-building in distant comers of the world.
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The National Assembly's Presiding Officer and his Deputy were yesterday accused of empire-building because they want to appoint a European adviser separate from the Assembly Government's own team of experts.
The attempt at empire-building he pushed America towards in Iraq is clearly failing.
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I think it was Benjamin Disraeli (loony Empire-building Victorian British Prime Minister) who said every woman should be married - but no man.