عنوان مقاله [English]
The general goal of this research was to study the effective factors in the success of the poultry-farm cooperatives in Tehran province. Based on multi-stage cluster sampling and Chocran formulas, 7 cooperatives and 121 members were selected from 18 cooperatives with 1410 members. After completion of questionnaires, the AHP method was employed for scaling. Statistical tests (factor analysis and alpha coefficient) showed that this research has a high construction validity and reliability. The research results showed that cooperative functions toward fulfillment of members' demands were weak. Results of the path model showed that effective factors in the success of cooperatives (from highest to the lowest) are: knowledge of cooperative principles by the members, performance of cooperatives union, the rate of benefit members obtain from cooperatives, the rate of participation in cooperative affairs, extra-organizational factors, the rate of member sharing instruction and managers' skills. Also, the success of cooperatives much relies on inter-organizational factors. The amount of members' share from education, participation in cooperative's affairs, the managers' specialty and skills, and knowledge of cooperatives' principles are very weak. Research results indicated that there is a direct and statistically significant correlation between these independent variables and the success of cooperatives in Tehran province.