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William Wright

Zimmerman Scholar

Educational Background

Ph.D., Business Administration, University of California at Berkeley, 1975
B. Sc., Santa Clara University, 1971

Positions Held

Zimmerman Scholar, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 2011 to present
Lecturer of Accountancy, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 2010-2011
Visiting Zimmerman Scholar, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 2009-2010
Visiting Professor of Accountancy, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 2005-2009
Professor of Accounting, University of Waterloo, 2004-2006
Walter B. Cole Professor of Accounting, Sam M. Walton College of Business, University of Arkansas, 2000-2004
Associate Professor of Accounting, Graduate School of Management, University of California, Irvine, 1985-2000
Visiting Professor, Johnson Graduate School of Management, Cornell University, 1994-1995
Visiting Professor, Fuqua School of Business, Duke University, 1989-1991
Price Waterhouse Visiting Professor, School of Business Administration, University of Michigan, 1988-1989
Visiting Scholar, School of Business Administration, University of Michigan, 1987
Associate Professor of Accounting, University of Minnesota, 1981-1985
Audit Research Fellow, Peat, Marwick, Mitchell & Co., 1983-1984
Post-doctoral work in psychology, Department of Psychology, Stanford University, 1980-1981
Assistant Professor of Accounting, Graduate School of Business, Stanford University, 1974-1980

Recent Publications

Wright, W., Berger, L. Forthcoming. Fraudulent Management Explanations and the Impact of Alternative Presentations of Client Business Evidence. Auditing: A Journal of Practice and Theory

Wright, W., Trotman, K. 2012. Triangulation of Audit Evidence in Fraud Risk Assessments. Accounting, Organizations and Society, 37: 41-53

McKnight, C., Wright, W. 2011. Characteristics of Relatively High-Performance Auditors. Auditing: A Journal of Practice and Theory, 30: 191-206

Teaching and Research Interests

Auditing, including operational auditing. Management Accounting, particularly MBA courses. Financial Accounting, particularly MBA courses. Doctoral seminars on judgment and decision-making in accounting/auditing contexts

Audit judgments and decisions, with concentration on testing of theories of risk assessment, fraud detection and professional judgment. Judgment and decision making issues in managerial accounting contexts, especially performance evaluation and business process improvement. Empirical testing of systems of financial and non-financial performance measurements and the impact of intangilbe assests.

 

Contact Information:

4012 BIF
515 East Gregory Drive
Champaign, IL, 61820
(217) 244-9213
wrightwf@illinois.edu


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