• PhD, University of Southern California
  • MBA, University of Southern California

Selected Publications

  • Krishnamoorthy, G., Wright, A., Cohen, J., Peytcheva, M. (2013). How Does the Strength of the Financial Regulatory Regime Influence Auditors' Judgments to Constrain Aggressive Reporting in a Principles-Based Versus Rules-Based Accounting Environment? Accounting Horizons, 579-601.
  • Boston College, J. C., Australian National University, C. H., Krishnamoorthy, G., University of New South Wales, G. M., Wright, A. (2013). The Effectiveness of SOX Regulation: An Interview Study of Corporate Directors. Behavioral Research in Accounting, 61-88.
  • Falsetta, D., Rupert, T., Wright, A. (2013). The Relation between the Timing and Direction of Tax Changes and Investment in Risky Assets. Accounting Review, 499-520.
  • Asare, S., Wright, A. (2012). Investors', Auditors', and Lenders' Understanding of the Message Conveyed by the Standard Audit Report. Accounting Horizons, June 2012, 193-218.
  • Asare, S., Wright, A. (2012). The Effect of Change in the Reporting Threshold and Type of Control Deficiency On Equity Analysts' Evaluation of the Reliability of Future Financial Statements. Auditing: A Journal of Practice & Theory, May, 1-17.

Selected Presentations

  • Cohen, Jeff (Presenter & Author), Krishnamoorthy, Ganesh (Author Only), Wright, Arnold, AAA Annual Meeting, “Enterprise Risk Management and the Financial Reporting Process: The Experiences of Audit Committee Members, CFOs and External Auditors”, American Accounting Association, Anaheim, CA. (August 2013).
  • Cohen, Jeff (Presenter & Author), Krishnamoorthy, Ganesh (Author Only), Wright, Arnold (Author Only), Bentley University Research Seminar Series, “Corporate Governance and Enterprise Risk Management”, Bentley University, Waltham, Ma. (November 28, 2012).
  • Chan, Siew (Presenter & Author), Qian, Song (Author Only), Wright, Arnold (Author Only), Wright, Sally (Author Only), Annual Meeting, “A Cultural Perspective of Fraud Detection: The Effects of Guanxi and Mianzi”, American Accounting Association, Washington D.C. (August 8, 2012).
  • Liu, Xiaotao (Presenter & Author), Wright, Arnold (Author Only), Wu, Yi Jing (Author Only), Annual Meeting, “The Effect of Internal Control Strength and Coordinating Versus Monitoring Controls on Managers' Fraudulent Financial reporting”, American Accounting Association, Washington D.C. (August 8, 2012).
  • Koch, Christopher (Author Only), Van Buuren, Joost (Author Only), Van Nieuw Amerongen, Niels (Author Only), Wright, Arnold (Presenter & Author), Annual Meeting, “The Use of Business Risk Audit Perspectives by Non-Big 4 Audit Firms.”, American Accounting Association, Washington D.C. (August 8, 2012).

Research & Teaching Interests

Wright's research interests are in the judgment and decision-making area, primarily applied to the field of auditing.

Industry & Academic Experience

Wright is a CPA who has worked in public accounting with Deloitte and in private industry as a chief accountant. Prior to working at Northeastern University's D'Amore-McKim School of Business, he held the Andersen Chair of Accounting at the Carroll School of Management, Boston College.

Services to the Profession

Wright has served as a reviewer and on the editorial board of many journals. Most notably, he is the past editor for Auditing: A Journal of Practice & Theory, the premier research journal worldwide in auditing. Wright has also served the Auditing Section of the American Accounting Association in a number of capacities, including President and Historian.

Awards & Recognition

Recipient, AAA Auditing Section 2012 Notable Contribution to the Auditing Literature Award for his paper with Ganesh Krishnamoorthy and Jeff Cohen entitled, “Corporate Governance and the Audit Process” which appeared in Contemporary Accounting Research in 2002.

In 1998, Wright received the Joint AICPA/AAA Collaboration Award and in January 2003 the Auditing Section's Notable Contribution to the Auditing Literature Award for his monograph (co-edited with Dr. Tim Bell) entitled “Auditing Practice, Research and Education: A Productive Collaboration”. He is currently (2006-2008) the Vice President of Research for the American Accounting Association, the primary accounting academic organization in the U.S. with over 8,000 members worldwide.

Arnie Wright was named the co-editor of Accounting Horizons.