BAKALARCZYK Sebastian Technical University of Łodz

The OECD methodology expands the concept of innovation into the area of organization and marketing and determines relationships with other companies in the course of the innovation process. The fundamental change was the inclusion of companies found in lower research-development activity areas into studies. For the Polish companies and economy, innovativeness is a sine qua non condition for achieving a favourable position in the world economy in the future. This issue is of particular importance today as Poland attempts to match the innovativeness of the EU economy. The article describes methods of managing innovation in metallurgical companies in years 2009-2012.