Empire-Building(redirected from empire-builder)
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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.