Elsa Kristiansen is Professor in Management at School of Business at the University of South-Eastern Norway. She has published over 80 articles and book chapters, the majority of which are in the areas of management (e.g., event management, leadership education, volunteerism, Youth Olympic Games, stakeholders involved in talent development, crisis management and gender studies) and sport psychology (e.g. motivation, coping with organizational issues and media stress, coping with youth competitions). Kristiansen has a Cand. Philol in Scandinavian languages and Literature from the University in Oslo (1995), and an M.Sc (2005) and PhD in Sport Science from the Norwegian School of Sport Sciences (2011).