The role of manpower in the success of Iran’s poultry groers cooperatives
Ramezani, M., Amini, A. M., Raissi, G.A., “The role of manpower in the success of Iran’s poultry groers cooperatives”, Agricultura tropica at subtropica, Vol. 40(3), 101-109, 2009.
a b s t r a c t
This paper strives to study the role of manpower in the success of Iran’s poultry growers cooperatives. The empirical study covers 713 members, managers and board presidents. The results show that Iran’s poultry growers cooperatives were not able to achieve their planned objectives. According to the findings of this study, the level of training, member participation in the cooperative, technical skills of the board presidents and managers, and knowledge of cooperative principles were low in the cases studied. The results of path analysis showed that managers’ knowledge of cooperative principles, strong adherence to cooperative principles, member participation in the cooperative, technical skills of board presidents and managers, selection criteria for the managers, quality and quantity of training programs, and level of education are positively correlated with the success of agricultural cooperatives. The most important obstacle limiting the success of poultry growers cooperatives is exploitation of cooperatives for personal interests.
Key words: agricultural cooperatives, manpower, success of cooperatives