عنوان مقاله [English]
Cooperative companies are partnership organizations and their indicative mark is democratic participation of members in planning & decision makings involved in governing the company’s affairs. The current study was conducted to investing the factors affecting the participation of the board of directors of industrial cooperatives in decision makings related to governing cooperative companies in the city of Khoram Abad (2010). Study type is applied, descriptive and survey. The research was carried out in the field by using questionnaires and its statistical population includes 211 active industrial cooperatives located in the district Khoram Abad Cooperation Administration. Sampling method was systematic (methodical) with random beginning during which 136 cooperatives were selected and a questionnaire was submitted to each cooperative which was completed by the managing director or a member of the board of directors and then was collected. To verify the reliability of the questionnaire Cronbach alpha coefficient was used. Analysis of the data was carried out by SPSS software and both descriptive and inferential tests were used. The findings show that factors such as sense of responsibility, increase in efficiency, acquiring creditability, self esteem and motivation greatly affect the participation of the board of directors in the decision makings of the cooperatives.