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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.

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Douglas J. Miller

Douglas J. Miller

Rutgers University

Doug Miller is an Associate Professor in the Department of Management & Global Business at Rutgers Business School-Newark and New Brunswick. His research on corporate strategy has been published in leading management journals, covering such topics as diversification...

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Cynthia Golembeski

Cynthia Golembeski

Rutgers University

Cynthia Golembeski is a Law Student as well as a Doctoral Student in the School of Public Affairs and Administration at Rutgers University. She holds a master's degree in public health from Columbia University and an undergraduate degree from UC Berkeley. She is...

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