عنوان مقاله [English]
The purpose of this research study was to examine the effect of public management in performance of agricultural production cooperatives. This was an applied type research and descriptive/quasi-experimental method was used in order to better control the variables. The population of the study included agricultural production cooperatives in Fars, North Khorasan, South Khorasan, Razavi, Karman, and Isfahan Provinces. Simple random sampling with probability proportionate was used. One hundred fifty- seven cooperatives were selected and studied. Data were collected through a questionnaire and its validity of the instrument was confirmed by a panel of experts. A pilot test was implemented in order to gain the questionnaire’s reliability level. Both non- parametric statistics as well as Mann Whitney U were applied to analyze data. The findings of this research showed that public government has a positive effect on performance of social aspects of the cooperatives. However, regarding the technical performance and economical aspects of the cooperatives, labor management had very little effect. According to the research findings, self-reliance of agricultural production cooperatives should be a vital part of well-being of public management cooperatives.