Špela Trefalt
Associate Professor
Simmons School of Management

Related Research Interests

I study how professionals manage the demands of work and life outside of work, with particular emphasis on the role of interpersonal relationships in this process. I focus on what enables them to thrive in the context of extremely high work demands and desires for meaningful involvement in other aspects of life.

Related Publications

  • Trefalt, Š., & Besharov, M. H.-P. (2016). “The journey from data to a qualitative inductive paper: Who helps and how?” In K. D. Elsbach & R. M. Kramer (Eds.), Handbook of innovative qualitative research:401-410. Routledge, Taylor and Francis Group.
  • Las Heras, M., Trefalt, Š., & Escribano, P. I. (2015). “How national context moderates the impact of family-supportive supervisory behavior on job performance and turnover intentions.”Management Research. The Journal of the Iberoamerican Academy of Management, 13(1), 55-82. * 2016 Outstanding Paper Award*
  • Trefalt, Š. 2013. “Between you and me: Setting work-nonwork boundaries in the context of workplace relationships.” Academy of Management Journal, 56, 1802-1829.
  • Trefalt, Š., Drnovšek, M., Svetina-Nabergoj, A., & Adlešič, R. 2013.  “Work-life experiences in rapidly changing national contexts: Structural misalignment, comparisons and choice overload as explanatory mechanisms.”  European Management Journal, 31, 448-463. *Finalist: 2014 Rosabeth Moss Kanter Award for Excellence in Work-Family Research*
  • Trefalt, Š. 2012. “Fairly Flexible: Preventing perceptions of unfairness in enactment of workplace flexibility.” In Steven Poelmans, Jeffrey Greenhaus and Mireia Las Heras Maestro (Eds.) Expanding boundaries of work-family research: A vision for the future. Palgrave Macmillan.