عنوان مقاله [English]
Universities and higher education centers are responsible for the missions of training the expert force, and expanding of technology, innovation and creativity. Student cooperatives can play a significant role in developing the skills and abilities necessary to prepare students to enter in the labor market. Therefore, this research devoted to identifying characteristics of successful student cooperative in College of Agriculture and Natural Resources at Razi University, through grounded theory methodology. The population for this study consisted of students majoring in agriculture who are members of the Pishgaman Student Cooperative in College of Agriculture and Natural Resources at Razi University. Interviewing was the main tool for gathering data and using purposeful sampling method and snowball technique. The results showed the characteristics such as a "Participation and Cooperation", "Necessary Facilities and Infrastructure", "Appropriate Economic Conditions", "Entrepreneurship and Creativity", "Implementation and Development of Sustainable Agriculture", "Successful Management" and "Appropriate Marketing" were the most important characteristics of successful student cooperative.