This paper empirically examines the relationship between research commercialization, entrepreneurial commitment, and knowledge
production and diffusion in academia. Through a dataset of 229 academic patent inventors, this paper reveals that the effects
of research commercialization on publication quantity, application-oriented research, and disclosure delay are moderated by
the entrepreneurial commitment of faculty members. This paper concludes that encouraging entrepreneurial commitment of faculty
members may possibly drive academics away from their traditional approaches in producing and diffusing knowledge.