Consequences of technology transfer in the Pueblo Viejo gold mine

Ramon Fernandez-Caamano, Scott D. Johnson

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The purpose of this study was to provide further understanding of the consequences of technology transfer in the Cotui-Pueblo Viejo region in the Dominican Republic. The intent was to examine the transfer of the technology to the gold mine, the rationale for project implementation at Pueblo Viejo, and the eventual closure of the gold mining operations. Three relevant events have been identified in this case study: (a) The establishment of the gold mining operations at Pueblo Viejo, (b) the operation of the Rosario gold mine at Pueblo Viejo, and (c) the closure of the mining operations at Pueblo Viejo. A cross-site instrumental case study was used to examine the effects of technology transfer on the Pueblo Viejo gold mine. Following the identification of key informants in all sites, in-depth interviews of these informants were conducted followed by a review of relevant documents and a series of additional interviews for clarification and triangulation purposes (Mulenga, 2001).
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1-33
Number of pages33
JournalComparative technology transfer and society
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 2005
Externally publishedYes


  • Gold mines and mining
  • Technology transfer
  • Water
  • Poverty
  • Dominican Republic
  • Cotuí

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