Intellectual Capital and Chaos of Innovation: Antagonist Coalition in OrganizationsAsiye Yüksel
As a critical resource of human capital, employees might be the leading supporters of innovation management considering the integrated intellectual capital. In addition to the formal organizational structure, employees in an organization usually group informally within the institution. They conflict by taking an opposing role to other informal groups. When a manager/leader comes from outside or "someone from within the organization" takes a new position, conflicting groups quickly take a stand against the newcomer and even come together spontaneously with other groups. Hence, opposition groups’ unity against this newcomer within the organization has been defined as an "Antagonist Coalition in Organizations". The antagonist action structure that is the subject of this article plays a role in innovation management and negatively affects the process. This research examines the chaotic effect of antagonist coalitions on innovation. The semi-structured observation questionnaire was used as a data collection tool in the research. The tables containing the frequency values were used to analyze the survey data. The answers to the open-ended question were analyzed by qualitative data analysis. As a result of the research, most of the participants expressed a positive opinion on an antagonist coalition in organizations and that this would drive innovation into chaos. Study findings indicate a significant relationship between the antagonist coalition in organizations and the chaos of innovation.