Kristin Rygg

Associate Professor Kristin Rygg

+47 55 95 94 47 / +47 959 82 205
Professional and Intercultural Communication
Language and Communication Japanese Applied Linguistics Pragmatics Intercultural Communication East-Asian business communication


Kristin Rygg joined the Norwegian School of Economics (NHH) in her current position in 2012. She gained a Master’s degree in Japanese Applied Linguistics from School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS), University of London in 1998 and a PhD in socio-pragmatics with the topic “Directness and indirectness in Japanese and Norwegian business discourses” from University of Bergen/NHH in 2012.

She has taught Japanese language classes at NHH since 1995 and continues to do so in her current position together with her other areas of expertise which are Intercultural Business Culture and Communication with special attention to East Asia (China and Japan), and Intercultural Training.

Together with colleagues, she is developing new, innovative training techniques in the field, and her work in this respect has appeared in Journal of Intercultural Communication and FLEKS- Scandinavian Journal of Intercultural Theory and Practice. She also collaborates with Innovation Norway in Tokyo advising Norwegian and Japanese business executives on intercultural issues.  

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Selected publications

Author(s) Title Publisher
Rygg, Kristin How Scandinavian political leaders appealed to cognitive or affective-based trust during the Covid-19 pandemic Remedies against the Pandemic : How politicians communicate crisis management; page 20 - 43; 2023
Rygg, Kristin; Johansen, Stine Hulleberg When the Norwegian 'politeness marker' vennligst becomes impolite Journal of Politeness Research (22 pages); 2023
Løhre, Anne Linda; Rygg, Kristin; Rice, Paula Maria Byggingen av marinefartøyet KNM Maud i Sør-Korea: "Et verdensmesterskap i misforståelser" Necesse Volume 6 (1); page 80 - 96; 2021
Rygg, Kristin; Rice, Paula Maria; Løhre, Anne Linda Fostering Complex Understandings of International Business Collaborations in the Higher Education Classroom. Journal of Praxis in Higher Education (JPHE) Volume 3 (2); page 128 - 152; 2021
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teaching areas

Japanese language, East-Asian business communication