Merger of equals? The path toward the integration of New Jersey’s largest universities

Douglas J. Miller, Cynthia Golembeski

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Abstract

The combination of the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey (UMDNJ) and Rutgers University in 2013 is the largest higher education merger in U.S. history. Based on extensive interviews with participants and archival research, we analyze factors that accelerated or decelerated the integration of the two universities over the period 2012-2018. This integration highlights the importance of balancing standardization with recognition of the distinctions between units, and helping people to form a shared identity in the combined organization.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)140-160
Number of pages21
JournalRutgers Business Review
Volume4
Issue number2
StatePublished - Sep 1 2019

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Business and International Management
  • Strategy and Management

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