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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The cornerstone of the British Empire Building was laid in June, when Francis Hopwood, 1st Baron Southborough, placed the symbolic first stone in a ceremony.
Empire building is the pinnacle and most extreme level of the pyramid of bureaucracy .
However, county council leader Jeff Reid claims the move would be a return to the past, and has labelled it as empire building and a way of resurrecting the former district councils.
The contemporary defeats of US military empire building are not a product of Western, secular, mass leftist movements.
His disdain for the constitutional requirement that only Congress can send the nation into war, and his desire to trash the 4th Amendment, are indications of empire building, not limited government under the Constitution.
Against her own portentous views from the realm of the liberated life Jansson sets Suren's naive devotion to nudism, registering fresh perspective on our own world made unstable by empire building. In Germany, nudism was generally accepted by society when Suren's book appeared, but it became verboten in 1933 after Hermann Goring declared the practice a threat to German culture and morality.
In their wills, they eschewed the "conscious empire building" of some of their counterparts in Virginia and instead spread their wealth among sons and daughters, following a "family policy" whose goal was to "broaden rather than deepen their lineage" (p.
The author uses a chronological approach beginning with the pirate Henry Morgan, whose 17th-century raids in the Caribbean marked the first step in empire building. From there, the author takes the listener to India, North America, Africa, and then to Australia and New Zealand.
Empire building was the dominant activity for 300 years and as empires go it wasn't bad.
Cllr McTigue is right (Empire Building, 12.5.04) when she refers to the Empire strikes back.
God has been part of empire building throughout history.
The second major contradiction is between the expanding empire and the declining domestic republic--and the capacity of the imperial ruling class to transfer wealth, revenues and personnel to empire building. The third contradiction is between the conquest and occupation of colonized countries and the mass national anti-colonial resistance movements--as in Iraq and Afghanistan.