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THE CONTRIBUTIONS REVIEWED FOR HLAS 65 can be grouped into four categories. The first category includes work that analyzes macroeconomic issues such as sustained economic growth (item #bi2008001535#), management of the external debt (item #bi2008001545#), and the role of minimum wages (item #bi2008001543#). The second category reflects an interest in gaining a better understanding of the role of micro and small enterprises, particularly with newly enacted legislation designed to assist with professional development needs and enhance commitment to corporate social responsibility (items #bi2008001541# and #bi2008001536#). The third category is represented by contributions that study capacity building in the areas of international trade negotiation and competitiveness in textile and apparel production (items #bi2008001544# and #bi2008001539#). And finally, the fourth category includes two unique volumes: one examines the complexities associated with assigning a value to the contributions of the "culture" industry (item #bi2008001540#) and the other analyzes the political economy of foreign direct investment and the socioeconomic implications of the carbon mine of Goyllarisquizga in Cerro de Pasco, Peru (item #bi2008001542#).