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Who are the stakeholders, and what is the ethical dilemma? Do you think Tim should go aheiquad and approve the loan?

Please write at least a three paragraph reply to the following ethical dilemma. Also reply to the posts of at least two fellow students. Each of your replies should be at least a paragraph long.
Ebenezer is CEO of a successful small business. One day he stops by to see Tim Cratchit, the new branch manager at First National Bank. Ebenezer and his partner Marley would like to double the size of their loan with the bank from $500,000 to $1 million. Ebenezer explains, “Business is booming, sales and earnings are up each of the past three years, and we could certainly use the funds for further business expansion.” Tim Cratchit has a big heart, and Ebenezer has been a close friend of the family. He thinks to himself this loan decision will be easy, but he asks Ebenezer to email the past three years’ financial statements as required by bank policy.
In looking over the financial statements sent by Ebenezer, Tim becomes concerned. Sales and earnings have increased just as Ebenezer said. However, receivables, inventory, and accounts payable have grown at a much faster rate than sales. Further, he notices a steady decrease in operating cash flows over the past three years, with negative operating cash flows in each of the past two years.
Who are the stakeholders, and what is the ethical dilemma? Do you think Tim should go aheiquad and approve the loan?

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