2018 年 7 巻 2 号 p. 19-24
Basic research that had until now been left to researchers at universities and other institutions has come to be conducted at companies as well. The creation of innovation has largely surpassed MOT that has followed the trajectory of technology that uses science as data. This study is a meta theory that refers to the general concept of sociomateriality. Using the general concept of agential realism as a descriptive framework for case analysis, we will study the practices of businesses tackling basic science, and consider the differences between them and university researchers that have been traditionally perceived as the bearers of science (whose practices have been put into a black box). Specifically, we will conduct an analysis of Toyota Motors, which used SPring-8 to develop a lithium-ion battery, and consider the new form of the industry-academic science trajectory based on the results of that analysis.